2 injured after car drives into truck at Highway 240, state patrol says

August 27, 2013 

— Two people were injured after a car failed to yield and drove into a truck early Tuesday morning on Highway 24 in Benton County, the Washington State Patrol reported.

James G. Hopfinger, 58, of Yakima, was driving a 1997 Buick Lesabre east on Highway 24 at 5:45 a.m.when he stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 240, state police said.

Hopfinger failed to yield and drove into the intersection and struck a 2003 Freightliner truck-tractor driven by Lori E. Rolston, 47, of Deer Park, state police said.

Hopfinger and his passenger, Christopher C Pharmer, 56, of Yakima, were taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries.

Rolston was not injured.

The state patrol said Hopfinger would be cited for failing to yield.

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