4 Kennewick residents injured in crash near Othello

Columbia Basin HeraldAugust 28, 2013 

— OTHELLO — Five Kennewick residents, including three children, were injured this week in a four-vehicle crash on Highway 17 near Othello, police said.

Sipriano Magana, 20, of Powder Springs, Ga., was driving a 2001 Chrysler Sebring and failed to yield as he attempted to cross the highway at West Cunningham Road about 7:30 a.m. Monday, the Washington State Patrol said.

Magana reportedly was heading east across Highway 17 and struck a 2003 Chevrolet K2 pickup heading south on the highway, driven by Aaron L. Whitney, 30, of Moses Lake, who was uninjured in the crash.

After hitting the first vehicle, Magana’s car then struck a 2006 Toyota Tacoma heading north, driven by Glenn W. Beus, 63, of Othello, and a 1999 GMC K3 pickup, driven by Carlos F. Borba, 29, of Kennewick, according to the state patrol.

Magana, Beus, Borba, and Francisco Gonzalez, 30, of Kennewick, a passenger in Borba’s car, were all uninjured in the crash.

Four passengers from Kennewick in Borba’s truck were injured, including Samuel Salinas, 28, two girls, ages 5 and 6, and a 6-year-old boy. All four were taken to Othello Community Hospital with unknown injuries.

The four people injured reportedly were wearing seatbelts.

The state patrol said Magana failed to yield the right of way.

He also was cited for not having a valid operator’s license.

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