Trooper unhurt after icy Interstate 90 crash

December 6, 2011

By Staff

A state trooper rolled a patrol cruiser on eastbound Interstate 90 early Dec. 5 east of Issaquah amid foggy and icy conditions.

The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. as Trooper Casey Myers, 28, neared the end of his shift and hit a patch of black ice. The patrol cruiser veered off the roadway and then rolled into a roadside embankment.

The six-year veteran trooper did not sustain injuries in the crash, but he later checked into Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue as a precaution.

The state Department of Transportation also treated roads to combat ice, but crews responded to ice-related crashes on Eastside roads.

Officials used the incident as a reminder to motorists to use caution on icy roads.

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