Washington State Patrol Statement on the Incident that Closed SR-18 for Nine Hours

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), vehicle one, a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia pulling a white trailer, was traveling westbound SR18 at Tiger Mountain in lane one of two.

At just after 5 pm, the driver of the vehicle noticed flames coming from the engine compartment and came to rest in lane one, where the 54-year-old male driver exited the vehicle safely

The tractor-trailer became fully engulfed, and Eastside Fire & Rescue arrived to extinguish the flames.

SR-18 was fully blocked for 9 hours and 36 minutes.

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  • Come on out of the woodwork, all you road-blamers! Clearly if the grade wasn’t so steep the truck’s engine wouldn’t have been under enough of a load to cause an engine fire. They need to bulldoze Tiger Mt. immediately! Are you with me?

    1. Of course. We need to demolish all obstacles and eliminate all curves that keep us from driving at full speed.

  • Living Snoqualmie