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Semi Rolls in Same Spot as Another Semi Two Days Ago.

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RICHLAND, Wash. - A semi rolls on the highway in Richland just two days after another semi rolled at the same location.

The accident happened where I-182 meets I-82.  State troopers and tow truck operators I spoke with agree the on ramp is notorious for semi rollover accidents.

Around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday night, a fully loaded semi attempted to make the loop but tipped on it's side.  Troopers say the driver was going too fast and couldn't make the turn.  Just two day's ago the same thing happened when another semi rolled at the exact same spot.

Shane Leach with Cascade Towing who was on scene tonight as well as the one on Monday says he's probably seen dozens of semi rollover accidents there.

"Bad corner, people don't pay attention.  I don't know what else they can do.  They've got flashing lights telling people to slow down.  They just come into it too hard and this is what happens," said Leach.

Drivers pass by two flashing lights, numerous arrows and 35 mile per hour speed limit signs before entering the on ramp.  There's even a sign with a picture of a semi rolling over, which ironically is posted right before where the semi rolled.

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