ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Two people were killed and six others were critically injured when a motorhome crashed off an I-90 overpass and went into a creek near Ellensburg Monday afternoon.
The 40-foot motorhome and trailer were heading west on I-90 just before 3:30 p.m. when it suffered a blown tire and the driver lost control, according to the Washington State Patrol accident report. The motorhome veered off the road, struck a guard rail, then went into the median and down an embankment, coming to rest in a creek.
Louis Edelbrock, 61, of Snohomish, was pronounced dead at the scene, and 6-year-old Kaci Edelbrock died at an Ellensburg Hospital, troopers said.
The 62-year-old male driver, along with a 41-year-old female passenger and 3-year-old boy were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A 15-year-old boy was airlifted to Kittitas Valley Hospital in Ellensburg, while a 13-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy were airlifted to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima. All were in critical condition, according to Trooper Brian Moore.
An 8-year-old girl was the lone passenger who was not injured. Troopers say the driver and the 15-year-old boy were the only two wearing seat belts. The exact relations of those in the motorhome have not been released but the crash report shows they all had the same last name.
Much of the roadway was blocked Monday evening for the investigation but all lanes reopened around 8:30 p.m.