Speed Blamed for Semi Crash on Interstate 5 Near Winlock

By The Chronicle

Speeding caused a crash Tuesday night that resulted in a semi truck catching fire in the median of Interstate 5 at milepost 63 near Winlock, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol.

The crash was reported at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, according to a report from the state patrol. It briefly shut down northbound and southbound traffic, according to the Lewis County 911 Communications Center.

A 2013 Freightliner semi with a loaded trailer, driven by Harpreet Singh, 39, of Kent, was heading northbound in the center lane when the driver lost control and struck the median jersey barrier.

“The semi came to rest in the median and caught fire,” according to the state patrol.

Singh was cited for driving too fast for conditions. He was injured but not transported to a hospital.

Drugs or alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in the crash.