With thick fog and snow in eastern Washington , two semis crashed in separate incidents Friday, troopers said.
The truck crashed just before 6 p.m. at milepost 12 on State Route 25, 12 miles north of Davenport, injuring the driver, according to a Washington State Patrol news release.
Facing the same fog about 10 miles north of Ellensburg, just past exit 101 for Thorp Highway, a westbound semi-truck slipped across the I-90 median, through eastbound lanes and rolled off the side of the road, according to a tweet from trooper John Bryant.
That driver was uninjured and did not hit any other cars “miraculously,” Bryant said in a video tweeted Friday afternoon.
“This could’ve been a real disaster, folks,” Bryant said.
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