The Washington State Patrol is looking for a red pickup truck that lost pallets on U.S. Highway 101 near the Shelton airport Tuesday morning and caused a semi to spill its load of wood chips.
A press memo says the unknown red pickup truck was hauling a load of pallets southbound on 101 about 11 AM. Just north of Fairgrounds Road (milepost 344 – just east of Sanderson Field’s runway), two of those pallets fell onto the northbound lane of the highway and the truck continued south. A northbound 2008 Peterbilt hauling a trailer of wood chips swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid the pallets. The semi went down a slight embankment, rolled onto its side and spilled its load. The resulting spill affected traffic for over 5 hours.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information on the red pickup that lost the pallets is asked to call the State Patrol at (360) 473-0300, ext. 0.
The 64-year-old Port Angeles man driver the semi was not injured.