Acting Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
Reward Posted in Hit and Run Interstate 90 Overpass Collision
The damage from a Hit and Run collision of an eastbound I-90 overpass at milepost 45 is estimated at $1.5 million dollars. A reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest is being offered by Crime Stoppers.
At the beginning of April, State Patrol detectives were contacted by an off duty employee and advised of damage to the eastbound I-90 overpass at milepost 45. The overpass girder had been struck by an overheight load traveling in the northbound lane underneath I-90. Several areas of broken concrete and exposed steel rebar were visible on the overpass.
Concrete pieces with paint transferred from the impact with the overpass were collected. The paint is currently being analyzed, which should provide valuable information about the manufacturer of the equipment that struck the overpass.
To assist in the investigation, anyone with potential information about overheight loads that may have been traveling in this area of I-90 at the end of March, or early April, and might have caused this damage, are urged to call in. If you know who the driver is, or where the truck is now, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive the cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
More information about overheight load restrictions is available from the Department of Transportation: Overheight Loads