Truck crash leaves highway blocked by crushed cars
Highway 17 reopens after cleanup
Last updated 1/3/2020 at 2:18pm
CONNELL -- State Highway 17 reopened about 3:15 p.m. today, Jan. 2, after crews finished cleaning up debris from a tractor-trailer crash that left crushed cars on the roadway.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the crash occurred about 8:50 a.m. at Milepost 9, nine miles south of the city.
Bruce H. Whiteaker, 60, of Wenatchee, was southbound on the highway when he lost control of his 2011 Mack truck towing a trailer carrying crushed cars, the patrol said. Whiteaker crossed the centerline and struck the Jersey barrier in the northbound lane, spilling the crushed cars.
Whiteaker was tr...