I-5 Skagit River Bridge Collapses: Skagit, Wash.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday May 23 Washington State’s I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapsed. Two cars went into the Skagit River after the collapse and three people; a 46-year-old man, a 65-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were injured. The three were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries; there were no fatalities.

The collapse is believed to have been caused by a truck carrying an over-sized load striking the bridge according to Washington State Chief of Police John Batiste.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee appeared at the scene shortly after 10 p.m. to answer reporter’s questions and respond to the incident. Inslee reported that he and those in charge are working as fast as they can to assess what went wrong and to get the I-5 up and running again. “The I-5 corridor is totally disrupted at the Skagit River Bridge, and no possible traffic can cross the Skagit River on Interstate 5,” said Inslee.

You can read the full story on The Western Front’s website HERE.

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