Six People Injured in Log Truck Accident

On Friday, a log truck broke apart and spilled its load east of Marysville. Six people were taken to the hospital.

Washington State Patrol trooper Keith Leary said that the Marysville truck accident occurred around 2 p.m. on Getchell Road near the intersection with 99th Avenue NE. He also said that the truck’s brakes malfunctioned and appeared to have locked up and the back axle of the truck’s trailer broke away, sending logs into the road.

According to Leary, the commercial truck caused an SUV to roll over into a ditch when the SUV apparently tried to avoid the logs. Getchell Fire Chief Travis Hots said that all six people in the SUV were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies and the troopers with the commercial vehicles unit of the State Patrol were investigating.

This was the second log truck accident in the past 2 days in east Snohomish County. On Thursday a truck spilled a load of logs on Highway 530, though no one was injured in that crash.

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