SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. -- The Washington State Patrol says a truck driver whose tractor-trailer rig spun out on Interstate 90 and crashed over a highway barrier was left hanging over a steep embankment near Snoqualmie Pass for more than an hour.
The front half of the rig crashed over a jersey barrier on the eastbound shoulder of the highway. Trooper Darren Wright says the driver and truck cab were hanging over an embankment that dropped at least 40 feet.
Wright says emergency workers were able to free the driver in about an hour and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Troopers say the truck was going too fast for the conditions.