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Semitruck hits car near Trent and Barker; road blocked

A semitruck loaded with mail smashed into a car that turned in front of it on Trent at Del Ray shortly after 7 p.m. this evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The driver of a red sedan had to be cut out of his car but his injuries are not considered life threatening, said Sgt. Scott Lasher.

The semi was heading west and the car was turning east onto Trent from Del Ray. Neither speed nor alcohol are thought to be a factor in the accident, Lasher said.

The force of the collision shoved the passenger car across the road and jack-knifed the truck, forcing both directions of Trent to be shut down for more than an hour. “Weight and momentum played a role today,” Lasher said.

The driver of the semi, who was not injured, will not be cited, Lasher said. The driver of the car may be cited for pulling out in front of the truck.

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