Police estimate $500,000 in hit-and-run damage
April 11, 2012
A hit-and-run investigation is being performed on the eastbound Interstate 90 underpass at exit 45, where an over-height load struck a girder causing what is estimated at more than $500,000 in damage.
On April 4, Washington State Patrol detectives were contacted by an off-duty employee and advised of damage to the eastbound Interstate 90 underpass at milepost 45.
The overpass girder had been struck by an over-height load traveling in the northbound lane of the road beneath eastbound I-90 at exit 45. Several areas of broken concrete and exposed steel rebar are visible on the overpass.
Although the actual time of the accident is not known, it is expected to have been within a few days of being discovered.
The left lane of eastbound I-90 in the area of the underpass and both lanes beneath the overpass were closed while state Department of Transportation workers assessed the extent of the damage.
Washington State Patrol detectives are searching for any information about the incident for the investigation.
Anyone who may have observed the vehicle that struck the overpass, or has information about the damage, is urged to contact Trooper Pedro Zepeda at 401-7788 or email@example.com.
Information about over-height load restrictions are available from the Department of Transportation website at www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/337A7006-8808-4790-85EA-167C8AC39F2E/0/OverheightLoads.pdf.