An over-the-road trucker is LUCKY to be alive after a collision Tuesday night in Kennewick.

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According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson, the semi-involved collision took place at State Route 395 and Yelm Street on Tuesday evening.

Credit: WSP Trooper Chris Thorson

Steel beams that the trucker was carrying jolted forward after the trucker abruptly stopped. Those beams narrowly missed the driver, as they rammed through the front of his cab.

Credit: WSP Trooper Chris Thorson

The truck had severe damage.

According to WSP, the intersection of State Route 395 and Yelm Street in Kennewick is considered to be one of the most congested intersections during rush hour traffic.

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