Semi Trailer Overturns, Blocks Interstate 5


The driver of a 2015 semi truck towing two enclosed trailers wrecked on Interstate 5 at mile marker 78 in Chehalis and blocked all lanes at 4:14 a.m. on Wednesday.

Ricardo J. Vela, 34, from Vancouver, was traveling southbound when he went off the roadway to the right. He overcorrected, which caused the rear trailer to overturn.

He was uninjured and there was no damage to the semi. The rear trailer was totaled and towed from the scene.

The Washington State Patrol determined the accident was caused by inattention and charged Vela with negligent driving.