Wrong-way driver killed in crash into semitruck that closed EB I-90

VIDEO: EB I-90 shut down in North Bend due to crash involving wrong-way driver

NORTH BEND, Wash. — A wrong-way driver was killed in a crash involving two semitrucks that shut down eastbound I-90 at milepost 38 Wednesday night in North Bend, Washington State Patrol said.

Troopers said a pickup truck heading westbound in the eastbound lanes caused one semitruck to hit another semitruck around 9:30 p.m. The first semitruck saw the wrong-way driver, swerved to avoid the pickup, and hit the trailer of the second semitruck.

The pickup then hit one of the semitrucks head-on before coming to rest.

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The driver who caused the crash, a 26-year-old man from Texas, died at the scene, troopers said.

One of the semi drivers was transported to Overlake Hospital.

The eastbound lanes reopened around 4:45 a.m. Thursday.