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No Deaths Reported After Interstate 5 Bridge Collapse

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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I-5 Bridge Collapses On Skagit River In Washington (Photo Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

I-5 Bridge Collapses On Skagit River In Washington (Photo Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Three people were rescued from water after a bridge along Interstate-5 in Washington State collapsed Thursday evening.

As a result of the collapsed bridge, cars were sent, plunging into Skagit River below.

Miraculously, it appears there were no deaths because of the bridge collapsing; there were no deaths reported at the time of this report. CBSnews.com gave an account of one survivor and his wife who endured the collapsed bridge: “A Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a holiday weekend barbecue when a bridge before them disappeared in a ‘big puff of dust'”, as reported by CBSnews.com.

“Sligh, his wife and another man in a different vehicle were dumped into the chilly waters of the Skagit River when the span collapsed Thursday evening. They were injured, but miraculously, authorities said, it appeared nobody was killed in the bridge failure that renewed questions about the safety of aging spans and cut off the main route between Seattle and Canada,” CBSnews.com added.

I-5 is the main freeway and artery that runs along the West Coast. Two vehicles were submerged in the water after the bridge fell around 7 p.m. local Seattle time (9 p.m. CST). Traffic was closed in both directions.

CBSnews.com further reports that the cause of the bridge collapsing was not known; it is believed,that a commercial truck driver driving a rig, may have struck the structure.

Click here to read more from CBS Radio Seattle.

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