Updated on: 2/18/2019
Two semi trucks were involved in a collision on an Interstate 5 ramp in Tacoma on Wednesday, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred around 9:25 a.m. on the ramp from northbound I-5 to Interstate 705.
Police say the causing semi truck was traveling on the ramp from northbound I-5 to I-705 when it hopped the curb dividing the lanes and crossed onto the ramp from State Route 7 to I-705. It then struck the other semi truck that was traveling on the SR 7 ramp.
The collision resulted in three injuries. One of the drivers was trapped in the truck and had to be freed by firefighters. The other driver was also injured. Both were transported to a local hospital in serious condition. A third person was treated at the scene.
One semi truck rolled. The ramp is fully blocked.
Further details are not known at this time. The incident remains under investigation.
Location of the Collision
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