I-5 Shuts Down After Dump Truck Catches Fire

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File photo of cars on a highway. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says the driver responsible for a crash on Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle left the scene after causing a dump truck to overturn, spill its load and catch fire.

Trooper Chris Webb says witnesses described a Volvo suddenly veering out of the HOV lane into the path of the truck about 8:30 a.m. Monday. The truck had to take evasive action to avoid hitting two motorcycles and overturned. It spilled fuel that burned until the fire department put it out.

Dirt and gravel blocked southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Interstate 90 interchange and also blocked access to eastbound Interstate 90 from southbound I-5.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries to his arm and shoulder.


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