WSP says "defective equipment" caused semi-truck to crash in Lewis County

lpemberton@theolympian.comSeptember 14, 2013 


Defective equipment caused a semi-truck and trailer to tip onto their sides Friday in a ditch on southbound State Route 505 about six miles south of Toledo in Lewis County, the Washington State Patrol reported.

The semi was pulling a trailer loaded with an excavator near milepost 13 when its two rear tires blew just after 10 a.m., according to the state patrol.

The incident caused the semi to drift into the ditch on the west side of the highway; when the load shifted, the tractor and trailer tipped on their right sides, the state patrol reported.

 

The 55-year-old Onalaska driver of 2005 Kenworth was wearing a seatbelt, and was not injured, according to the state patrol. 

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