Three injured Friday in crash near Mesa

Tri-City HeraldMarch 15, 2014 

— Three people, including a one-year-old child, were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 395 near Mesa Friday evening.

Richard T. Wilde, 67, of Kennewick, was hauling a trailer with his Ford F-250 pickup southbound on the highway just before 6 p.m., a Washington State Patrol release said.

Samuel R. Shepard, 23, of College Place, was driving behind Wilde’s trailer in a Dodge Caliber, with Abigail F. Shepard, 22, and a one-year-old boy as passengers.

The Dodge struck the back of the trailer, causing Samuel Shepard to drive off the roadway and roll the Dodge. Wilde’s truck and trailer jackknifed and came to rest in the highway median.

The Dodge was totaled and its driver and two passengers were taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center with injures. They were treated and released. Samuel Shepard was cited for following too closely.

Wilde was not injured and he was able to drive his truck and trailer away from the crash.

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