Jackknifed semi-truck near Cle Elum shuts down westbound I-90

State troopers say driving too fast for road conditions caused a semi-truck to jackknife Tuesday morning on Interstate 90 about one mile east of Cle Elum. Corey Weaver, a 47-year-old Utah man, was driving a 2016 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer west on I-90. He began to slow down and reportedly lost control at milepost 88, causing the vehicle to go sideways on a bridge, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The truck struck the left side of the bridge while the trailer struck the right side with the rear wheels hanging over the edge, blocking both westbound lanes. Weaver was not hurt. His passenger, 51-year-old Utah woman Shelly Eskelson, was injured and taken to Kittitas Valley Healthcare in Ellensburg. The state patrol cited Weaver for driving too fast for conditions. The highway reopened about 1 p.m.

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