3 Dead After Fatal Collision on I-90
Update: March 16, 2023 at 11:50 a.m.
Names of the semi truck driver and the five occupants in the white 2016 Kia Optima from Yakima has been released.
The 40-year-old Kia driver Justin Poole along with an unnamed 10-year-old child were found dead at the scene.
27-year-old Michaela Buckholt and a six-year-old child were taken to Harborview Medical Center for their injuries.
Buckholt later passed away in the hospital.
36-year-old passenger Nicole Wallawine Poole was taken to Kittitas Valley Hospital for her injuries.
43-year-old semi truck driver Danny Ellingford from Pasco was not injured. Charges against him are currently under investigation.
Update: March 16, 2023 at 11:04 a.m.
Due to the severity of the collision, I-90 will remain closed until this afternoon.
Original: March 16, 2023 at 10:24 a.m.
Two adults and one child were killed during a head-on collision with a semi truck on I-90 Thursday morning.
At 1:05 a.m., a semi truck traveling westbound crossed the median line into the eastbound lane, colliding head-on with a car.
Eastbound I-90 is currently blocked two miles south of Easton around Cabin Creek at MP 73 due to the collision.
Washington State Trooper Collin Cumaravel says they are still investigating the scene.