One injured in Lewis County I-5 crash

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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photoThe crash happened after a semi truck towing two trailers drifted off the roadway and lost control causing the second trailer to roll on its right side, state patrol said.

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One person was injured after a Thursday morning crash involving a semi truck towing two trailers in Lewis County.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. about eight miles south of Chehalis on Interstate 5.

According to a Washington State Patrol bulletin, a 2005 International semi truck towing two trailers driven by William C. Green, 57, of Kent drifted off the roadway and lost control of the second trailer causing it to roll about 150 yards on its right side. A 1990 Plymouth Voyager driven by Michael H. Houseman, 42, hit the first trailer which was in northbound lanes of I-5, state patrol said.

Houseman was sent to a local hospital with chest pain and lacerations to his face and arms. His passenger, Gregory L. Aline, 20 was was uninjured.

Green was not injured.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.