Eastbound I-82 lanes back open after crash, rescue, Life Flight

I-82 Crash east of Prosser
Photo of eastbound I-82 crash from WSP Trooper Chris Thorson

PROSSER, Wash. — A crash Thursday morning on I-82 seriously injured one person and closed the eastbound lanes of the interstate east of Prosser.

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The Washington State Patrol shut down was on eastbound I-82 approximately three miles east of Prosser due to the crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semi truck.

First responders called in Life Flight for at least one victim. State Patrol told KAPP-KVEW one person was seriously injured but rescued from the smaller vehicle and flown to a hospital for medical care.

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The eastbound lanes of I-82 east of Prosser reopened around 9:30 a.m. approximately two hours after the crash, which caused traffic to back up for miles behind it.

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“We have about three miles of completely stopped traffic eastbound that are still parked on the interstate,” WSP Trooper Chris Thorson said shortly before 9 a.m.

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The crash scene was located approximately three miles east of Prosser. It’s unclear how the crash happened.

The semi-truck driver was not injured in the crash, troopers say.

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