One woman died in a car accident along U.S. Highway 12 in Rochester, Wash., according to news reports.
The fatal car accident occurred around 6 p.m. Friday when a woman, believed to be in her 20s, crossed the center line of the highway and crashed head-on into a 1995 Freightliner truck.
The woman died at the scene.
According to the Washington State Ecology Department, the truck involved in the collision was carrying drums containing iodine and bleach used for sterilization in dairy operations. An environmental cleanup contractor was hired to clean up the accident scene and help prevent the spill from entering ScatterCreek.
The fatal collision backed up traffic in both directions for several hours, according to news reports.
It is unclear what caused the woman to cross into the oncoming lane of traffic. The collision is being investigated.
As an Olympia personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal car accident. My condolences go out to this woman’s family and friends affected by this tragic collision. I hope investigators are able to determine what went wrong in this collision. I also hope the ecology team can clean up the spill before it causes any damage.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a car accident lawyer in Olympia.