Icy Conditions West of Pe Ell Cause Semi to Slide Down Embankment; Driver Airlifted to Hospital With Injuries 


The driver of a semi-truck that met icy conditions on state Route 6 west of Pe Ell and crashed down an embankment was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver via LifeFlight early Monday morning. 

Washington State Patrol has identified the driver as Edward D. Evans, 55, of Chehalis.

The semi traveled 40 feet down the embankment before coming to a stop, according to Washington State Patrol, which responded to the incident at 4:55 a.m. on Nov. 28. 

The semi, which was towing one trailer at the time of the crash, was towed from the scene.