UPDATE: Washington State Patrol investigates fatal collision in Yakima County

UPDATE (8:40 a.m.) — The Washington State Patrol says the collision Thursday in Yakima County between two semi-trucks is now being investigated as a fatality collision.

Trooper Thorson tweeted at 8:39 a.m., and said the road will be blocked for approximately 2-3 hours.

It’s unclear at this time how many people died in the collision.

This is a breaking news story and information will be provided as it comes to KAPP-KVEW.

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TOPPINISH, Wash. — Trooper C. Thorson with WSP posted on Twitter an alert for drivers traveling on SR 97 near LaRue Road, one mile south of Toppenish. Currently, the highway is blocked, and a detour is established after two semis collided, causing serious injury.

Trooper Thorson said on Twitter there is no estimated time set for when the road will open.

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