The Washington State Patrol is reporting that two people in a passenger vehicle were killed in an accident on Interstate 90 near the summit of Snoqualmie Pass this morning around 11:50am. At least two semi-trucks were involved in the motor vehicle accident.
While the Washington State Patrol is investigating , it appears from news photos that the passenger vehicle was crushed between two semi-trucks. A third semi-truck may also be involved.
At this point, the cause of the accident has not been determined nor do we know if there are any others injured. However, there is heavy construction on I-90 and the eastbound lanes have been funneled down to one lane for a 6-day period while engineers prepare the opening of a new section of highway.
The construction work on the highway has caused considerable traffic slow-downs and long delays. The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that the accident, near milepost 56, has caused a 7 mile-long traffic backup.
When there is road construction, drivers must pay close attention to speed limits and also to slowing traffic.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle and trucking accidents and the family of those killed.
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