Car bursts into flames after crash in Richland, one man transported to hospital with serious injuries

Car Bursts Into Flames After Collision With Semi On I 182 In Richland
Trooper Thorson - Washington State Patrol

RICHLAND, Wash. — One man was transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center Thursday morning after crossing I-182 and colliding with a semi-truck, according to Washington State Patrol.

The Washington State Patrol responded to the collision around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday on I-182 near State Route 240.

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Trooper Thorson with the Washington State Patrol says the driver of the car was traveling east on I-182 and crossed the median, colliding with the semi-truck heading west on I-182.

The man driving the car was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, according to Trooper Thorson.

The collision sparked a fire, causing the vehicle to burn significantly.

Trooper Thorson says the roads in the Tri-Cities region are “treacherous” after snow fell early Thursday morning.

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Emergency crews will be at the scene of the crash for 2-3 hours, according to Trooper Thorson. One lane of traffic is using the westbound shoulder to continue on I-182.

The Washington State Patrol responded to 12 collisions in the Tri-Cities region Thursday morning prior to this crash due to the inclement weather.