September 15, 2011 in Region

Crash, fire close I-90 near Ellensburg

Staff reports
 

KITTITAS, Wash. (AP) — Interstate 90 has been closed in both directions about 13 miles east of Ellensburg after smoke from a brush fire caused a multiple-vehicle crash.

A Washington State Patrol dispatcher says 10 vehicles were involved in the crash that included motor homes, tractor trailers and passenger cars. One person has been killed and at least three injured.

The fire continues to burn in the median between the eastbound and westbound lanes. The highway is closed between the Kittitas exit at milepost 115 and the Ryegrass Summit rest area at milepost 126.


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