State patrol seeks I-82 accident witnesses

The Washington State Patrol is asking for the public's help in finding the driver of a Peterbilt semi-truck that collided with a small car near Ellensburg on Tuesday and kept driving.

The wreck happened at 4:45 a.m. on Interstate 82, six miles south of town.

Gregory Myers of Yakima was headed west on the highway when he rear-ended a westbound semi-truck and trailer after apparently falling asleep, said investigators.

It took emergency crews an hour to get Myers, 37, out of his mangled 1999 Geo Metro, said WSP Lt. B.S. Martin.

Myers suffered a broken leg and arm and was later flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He is facing possible charges of negligent driving and driving with a suspended license.

Anyone who saw the collision or has information about the semi-truck or its driver is asked to Detective Dave Snider at 509-925-5303.