2 hurt as logging truck overturns, dumps load on I-405

WOODINVILLE, Wash. - Two people were injured and traffic was snarled Wednesday morning when a logging truck overturned on Interstate 405 near Woodinville, spilling logs across two lanes.

An oncoming car was unable to slow down in time and slammed into the logs, the Washington State Patrol reported.

State troopers responded to the scene, at I-405 and NE 160th Street, at about 10 a.m.

The driver of the logging truck, a 43-year-old Lynnwood man, and the driver of the oncoming car, a 63-year-old Lake Tapps man, were injured. Both were taken to Evergreen Hospital for treatment.

A preliminary investigation found that the logging truck was heading from 160th Street to northbound I-405 via the entrance ramp when its load shifted. The truck rolled over onto its side, sending logs across the nearest lanes of the freeway.

A 2013 Infinity G37 heading north on I-405 was unable to avoid the logs and slammed into them. The car was totaled and the driver sustained unspecified injuries.

Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the crash.

The log spill blocked two lanes of traffic and partially blocked the entrance ramp onto to the freeway. A loader was brought in to clean up the mess.

The accident remains under investigation.