NORTH BEND, Wash. — The driver of a semi-truck died after suffering a “medical episode” on I-90 Friday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol (WSP).
The incident happened just before 2 a.m. near milepost 43 in North Bend.
The semi-truck drove about 100 feet off westbound Interstate 90 and into a group of trees in a ditch.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. WSP Trooper Rick Johnson said the passenger in the semi-truck suffered bumps and bruises in the crash.
Tow trucks are on scene. Johnson said it “will be a long term recovery effort” to free the truck.
No other information is available at this time.