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Motorcycles slide on potato sludge left on roadway


Police are searching for a truck driver who drove away after spilling potato sludge on a Washington state highway on Thursday. 

The incident occurred on May 30th in Richland, Washington on westbound Interstate 182 at the State Highway 240 exit. 

According to Tri-City Herald, two separate motorcyclists wrecked on the stretch of highway after a semi truck spilled a substance described as potato sludge. The sludge made the roadway slippery, which caused the motorcycles to lose control and crash. 

The drivers of both motorcycles sustained minor injuries and one passenger was taken to a hospital in stable condition. 

The truck driver did not stop following the spill, and Washington State Patrol is asking them to come forward. Anyone with information on the incident is also urged to call 509-734-7034.


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