EASTON, Wash. — Two adults and a child were killed after a semi-truck hit a passenger car head-on early Thursday morning on Interstate 90. Two other people in the passenger vehicle were injured and transported to the hospital.
The driver of the semi-truck was not among those injured in the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Washington State Patrol told KING 5.
Justin Poole, 40, and Michaela Buckholt, 27, both of Yakima were identified by WSP as the two adult victims who were killed in the crash. A 10-year-old child from Yakima also was killed, while 36-year-old Nicole Wallawine Poole and a 6-year-old child were injured and transported to different hospitals.
The Washington State Department of Transportation initially reported the closure of eastbound I-90 at milepost 63 was first reported just after 1:45 a.m., and the entire roadway was closed until just before 1:45 p.m. Thursday.
WSP said the semi-truck was traveling westbound before it crossed over the median into eastbound traffic and hit the passenger vehicle.
Milepost 63 is about 10 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.