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Poulsbo man critically injured in road rage incident with semi-truck on I-90 near Gorge

A 41-year-old Poulsbo man was critically injured after and apparent road rage incident with a semi truck driver near the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: WSP)

NEAR GEORGE, Wash. - A 41-year-old Poulsbo man was critically injured after an apparent road rage incident with a semi truck driver near the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday afternoon, according to the State Patrol.

Troopers said the man was in his jeep traveling Westbound on I-90 around 2:30 p.m., when he and a 55-year-old Orting man driving a semi truck and trailer got into some sort of road rage incident.

They said the driver of the jeep exited the freeway at milepost 143, near the town of George, and the driver of the semi truck followed.

The driver of the jeep apparently stopped abruptly in the middle of the road, causing the semi truck's brakes to get locked up as it tried to stop.

Troopers said the first driver got out his vehicle and tried to break the semi-truck's mirror when he became pinned between his jeep and the semi's trailer.

The semi-truck eventually came to a stop further down the exit.

The driver of the jeep was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital with critical injuries. No word yet on his condition.

The State Patrol is still investigating.


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