Washington semi truck accident news: Semi truck cab plunges into Columbia River!

Legal news for Washington semi truck accident attorneys. At least one person left dead after a tractor-trailer slams into bridge support beam.

Washington State Department of Transportation alerts Washington truck accident attorneys-A semi-truck hits support beam and plunges into the Columbia River.

Wenatchee, WA—A tractor-trailer hauling a load of apples crashed into a support beam of the Beebe Bridge, which left at least one person dead. The big rig crash occurred Monday, August 31, 2009, around 5:00 p.m., as reported by Komo News.

According to Washington State Patrol officers, a semi-truck was traveling south on the Beebe Bridge while carrying a load of apples, when it crashed into the support beam of the bridge for unknown reasons. The semi-truck cab detached from the trailer and fell into the Columbia River with the trailer still sitting on the bridge. The bridge and trailer of the semi-truck were reportedly blanketed with scattered apple boxes. Dive teams searching the Columbia River found a woman’s body several hours after the wreck. The woman has reportedly not been identified, and officials are trying to determine if she was the driver of the tractor-trailer. Investigators also believe another vehicle may have been involved in the big rig crash, and search crews are looking for an additional victim and signs of another vehicle. Troopers believe the impact of the semi-truck caused structural damage to the bridge. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) http://www.wsdot.wa.gov is scheduled to inspect the bridge on Tuesday for any structural damage sustained in the fatal wreck.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Washington semi truck accident lawyers.