Semi Causes 6-Vehicle Fatal Collision Near Selah

Updated on: 2/6/2019

A woman was killed in a six-vehicle crash involving a semi truck on Interstate 82 near Selah on Tuesday, according to the Washington State Patrol. 

The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. at milepost 21, three miles north of Selah. 

Police say the wreck involved vehicles in the eastbound lanes that were attempting to slow down due to other collisions on the icy highway. 

The driver of a Freightliner semi truck, a 43-year-old Yakima man, lost control and slid into the path of the second vehicle, a Mazda 3. The driver of the Mazda then lost control and slid into the path of a third vehicle, an Acura MXD.

The Mazda and Acura collided, sending the Acura into a fourth vehicle, a Dodge Grand Caravan. The four vehicles and debris blocked the eastbound lanes of the interstate. A fifth vehicle, a Subaru Outback, attempted to navigate through the debris. A sixth vehicle entering the crash scene struck the semi truck and then the Subaru. The sixth vehicle was a Chevrolet Equinox.

An 85-year-old Selah woman, a passenger in the Equinox, was killed. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

Location of the Crash

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Christopher M. Davis is principal attorney and founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.
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