Family displaced from home after crash involving 2 semitrucks

Family displaced from home after crash involving 2 semitrucks

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. — A crash involving two semitrucks on State Route 12 on Friday has resulted in a family of five being displaced from their home in Malone-Porter, the Red Cross reported.

Washington State Patrol troopers said one semi was headed eastbound and had veered into the westbound lane and struck another semi, which crashed through a fence, two houses and a camper trailer. It was carrying cranberries.

The tanker truck that veered into the westbound lane jackknifed and caused both lanes to be blocked, troopers said. It was empty.

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Both semitruck drivers were taken to the hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

The driver that veered into the westbound lane is expected to be charged with second-degree negligent driving, troopers said.

Officials did not say if anyone was at home during the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.