Fatal Accident On I-90 Near Vantage

A wildfire Thursday along I-90 near the Ryegrass summit is being blamed for causing a multiple vehicle collision that killed one person.

Police say a driver slowed for traffic because of smoke on the highway and that set off a chain reaction crash involving a semi and a pickup pulling a trailer that flipped over.

A passenger in that truck identified as Grace Bronn from Sultan died en route to the hospital.

I-90 was closed for three hours between Kittitas and Vantage.