ELLENSBURG, Wa.- A 60-year-old man is confirmed dead after a accident near Ellensburg on interstate 90. He is from University Place near Tacoma, his name has not been released. Three others were hurt. One person was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries.
It happened around 3:05 pm Thursday after a brush fire started in the median. Visibility was low causing the first wreck of three cars. That wreck caused 7 other vehicles to crash. Wildland Fire is investigating.
Eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 are still closed six miles east of Ellensburg. The freeway is closed at milepost 115. The accident happened another seven miles east at milepost 122.