Driver killed in tanker crash on I-405 at Bellevue
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- The driver of a tanker was killed when it overturned onto a cement barrier on Interstate 405 at Bellevue.
The Washington State Patrol says 56-year-old Arville James Chappell of Port Orchard died at the scene of the crash about 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Trooper Cliff Pratt told KOMO Radio the truck made a hard turn on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 90 to southbound I-405.
A small amount of harmless carbon dioxide -- the same gas as in soda bubbles -- leaked from the tanker.
Tow trucks with cranes righted the truck, and two I-405 lanes that were closed for the crash investigation reopened about 7 a.m.
Information from: KOMO-AM, http://www.komoradio.com/