Equipment failure causes semi rollover - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

Equipment failure causes semi rollover

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Washington State Patrol troopers say equipment failure is the reason a semi rolled onto its side as it was making a turn in Spokane Valley. It happened just before 11:00 Tuesday night.

According to WSP troopers, the driver of the semi was driving southbound on Sullivan and was preparing to enter the onramp to westbound I-90 when the rollover happened. No other vehicles were directly involved.

However, the semi was a flatbed tractor trailer hauling a number of pre-smashed cars. Troopers say the number of vehicles involved made the cleanup complicated, and the ramp remained closed for more than six hours. It eventually reopened just before 6:00 Wednesday morning.

The driver of the semi, 55 year-old Bruce Geiss, was taken to Valley Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. According to WSP, charges in the incident are pending. No word on what those charges may be.