KITTITAS, Wash. – Both directions of I-90 have opened after a fatal 10-vehicle crash that was apparently caused by smoke from a fast moving brush fire near Kittitas.
The wreck happened Thursday afternoon and closed the interstate eastbound from milepost 115 near Kittitas, and westbound at milepost 123 near the Rye Grass rest area.
Officials say multiple semi trucks were involved in the collision and about 50 gallons of diesel spilled.
A group of Washington State University students on their way to Seattle witnesseed the accident.
“It kind of felt like we were in a movie--like at first I thought it was fine. This doesn't happen in real life. Then once the fire jumped it was definately way scarier,” one of the students said.
A semi driver from the Tacamo area died in the crash, and several others were injured.