Dump truck crash, fire on I-5 near I-90 snarls traffic in Seattle

by: Gary Horcher Updated:

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SEATTLE - A dump truck carrying a load of gravel overturned on southbound Interstate 5  just south of Interstate 90 and caught fire.  

Video from Department of Transportation cameras showed the truck fully engulfed in flames and fuel burning along the highway under I-90.

The fire was knocked down by firefighters but the crashed truck, debris, spilled fuel and gravel remained, and the cleanup caused the closure of all southbound lanes.

The crash happened about 8:25 a.m. but the scene was cleared by 11:45 a.m.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb said it appeared that a black Volvo cut off the dump truck.  The driver of the dump truck had to swerve to avoid hitting some  motorcycles and slammed into an I-90 pillar.

The truck then overturned and lost its load.

The truck driver was able to get out with a shoulder injury.  No other injuries have been reported.