News

More details in Washington state bridge collapse

More details in Washington state bridge collapse

AP News

SEATTLE, Wash. – A pilot driver guiding an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle told investigators that the clearance pole mounted on her car never hit the structure.

But in documents released by federal investigators Wednesday, at least one witness reported seeing the pole hit the Skagit River bridge, indicating there may not have been proper clearance for the oversize load.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the May 23, 2013, bridge collapse.

A section of the span fell into the water after a truck carrying an oversize load hit the bridge about 60 miles north of Seattle.

The truck driver told investigators he felt “squeezed” by a freight truck coming fast in the left lane.

Documents show that the pilot driver was talking on the phone on an hands free device at the time of the accident.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Saturday’s prep basketball scoreboard

Fresh
Basketball

All the scores from Saturday's Regional round action.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

michael-jackson

A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

in Local

Measles sickens Whatcom County man

doctors

A Whatcom County man is the 7th person in Washington to get the measles this year.

in Local

Whatcom County heroin ring broken up

sheriff car copy

KGMI News Reporting By Tracy Ellis & Karen Taylor WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. – A Whatcom County heroin ring is broken…

in Local

Police bust seller of illegal drug ‘spice’

police lights

Ferndale Police bust a gas station convenience store, which detectives say was selling the illegal drug 'spice'