Interstate 405 North in Bellevue Closed for Five Hours After Gas Spill

Truck crash spills 3,400 gallons of gasoline
Around 9:45 p.m. last night a 47-year-old Kirkland woman was driving northbound on Interstate 405 in Bellevue when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tanker truck. The collision caused the truck’s trailer to roll and slide across the freeway.

The collision caused the tanker to spill 3,400 gallons of gasoline. The state Department of Ecology reported that some of it went into the storm drain system but it has not reached Lake Washington.

The woman was driving a Toyota Camry when she left her lane, hit a barrier on the right side of the freeway and then spun on the freeway, hitting the tanker truck. After the collision, the truck slid across the entire freeway and rolled on the left side of the freeway. The 39-year-old driver was not injured.

The WSP is currently investigating the crash that closed the freeway for four hours and 45 minutes.


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