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.

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.

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