I-90 closed overnight at Snoqualmie Pass after pregnant woman dies in crash

NORTH BEND, Wash. -- Snoqualmie Pass shut down overnight Sunday into Monday morning due to severe weather that caused multiple crashes, including one wreck that killed a pregnant woman.

A Mitsubishi Galant hit a guardrail and then crashed 20 feet down an embankment Sunday night near North Bend, hurting a Moses Lake family.

Authorities said 27-year-old Alyssa Helfenstein and her unborn child died while her husband and two other children in the car were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The National Weather Service's winter weather advisory remains in effect through 11 a.m. Monday for the Cascades area of Whatcom and Skagit counties, warning of up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) of snow, limited visibility and slippery road conditions.

Washington State Department of Transportation said Interstate 90 reopen ed at 8 a.m. Monday: "Chains will be required for all vehicles except all wheel drives, eastbound from milepost 47, near Denny Creek, and Westbound at milepost 56, near Gold Creek."

The pass reopened for about 25 minutes before it was shut down again because of more crashes.

All lanes were back open at 9:00 a.m.

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