Detectives Looking for 2nd Truck from I-5 Bridge Collapse
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - A Washington State Patrol spokesman says agency detectives are looking for a second commercial truck believed to have been on the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River when a section of that bridge collapsed.
Authorities have said a 160-foot bridge segment crumbled when a girder was struck by an oversize load on a truck.
The truck made it off the bridge but two vehicles went into the water and three people were rescued. That truck driver stopped.
A trooper said Tuesday that patrol detectives hope to talk to the driver of a commercial truck pulling a white trailer that's believed to have passed the oversize load in the left lane as the bridge collapsed.
Investigators don't believe the second truck damaged the bridge but do think the oversize load may have struck the top of the second rig.
The spokesman says detectives working with the National Transportation Safety Board would like that second driver's perspective.