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Semi-truck crashes near Cle-Elum, closes I-90.


Cle-Elum, WA- A semi-truck collided with a car near SR 970, about one mile east of Cle-Elem, in the westbound lanes of I-90, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Washington State Patrol stated one person was killed in the crash.

The semi-truck caught fire after the crash, causing it to leak anhydrous ammonia. The leak caused the evacuation of nearby homes in Cle-Elum and closed I-90 in both directions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe anhydrous ammonia as a toxic gas or liquid and classify it as a “lung damaging agent” which if concentrated is corrosive to organic tissue on contact.

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