Kennewick man injured in head-on collision with semi

Tri-City HeraldMarch 11, 2014 

— A Kennewick man was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after the Toyota Camry he was driving crashed head-on into a semi truck on Highway 17 north of Mesa.

Washington State Patrol troopers say inattention could be to blame for the crash.

Ramez S. Farag, 37, was driving north when the Camry crossed the center line and hit the semi, which was carrying two trailers, state patrol said. The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. at milepost 13.

Farag was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland following the collision, state patrol said. Farag was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland following the collision, state police said. He was later transferred to Providence Sacred Heart in Spokane, where nursing officials said he was in serious condition Tuesday evening.

The driver of the semi, Douglas K. Howard, 56, of Rufus, Ore., was not injured, state patrol said.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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