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Multi-vehicle fatality accident closes I-90 at Ryegrass

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RV wreckage on I-90. (Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Brian Moore)

State Patrol believes smoke from fire caused accident due to poor visibility.

KITTITAS, WA – On person has died and another was seriously injured as the result of a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 near Ryegrass at milepost 125 today.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Bryan Moore reported the accident shortly after 11 o’clock this morning when smoke from a wind-whipped brush fire along I-90 apparently caused poor visibility, which may have led to the accident.

Airlift from I-90. (Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Brian Moore)

A passenger was airlifted from the scene but reportedly died en route. The driver is in serious condition.

The accident involved one semi, a truck pulling a travel trailer, a truck and a car. Traffic was slowed in both directions as fire crews continue to work the fire lines. Eastbound I-90 was especially slow through the accident scene as the State Patrol worked to further investigate the cause.

Fire burned landscape along I-90. (Photo Courtesy WSP Trooper Brian Moore)

(By Eric Granstrom, courtesy of ncwlife.com)

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