Troopers seek witnesses in two vehicle crashes

  • Wed Feb 10th, 2010 11:33pm
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Herald staff

MARYSVILLE — Detectives from the Washington State Patrol are seeking witnesses in two recent serious injury accidents involving commercial vehicles.

The first crash occurred just before 10 p.m. on Feb. 4 on northbound I-5 at the 88th Street NE overpass.

The crash involved two tractor-trailer trucks and two passenger cars. One truck was slowing down for slower traffic when the second truck struck it from behind. One of the truck drivers was seriously hurt and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The other wreck happened Monday afternoon on eastbound Highway 522 east of Highway 9. A dump truck crashed into the back of a passenger car, injuring three people, including two children. All three were rushed to Harborview, one of the victims with critical injuries.

The car may have been stopped in the slow lane when it was struck by the truck, trooper Keith Leary said.

Seeking additional witnesses is standard procedure when the patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team is involved, Leary said.

If you saw either of the collisions or know someone who did, please call detective Sgt. Jerry Cooper at 360-805-1192 or detective Curt Ladines at 360-805-1160.