Fiery crash reportedly injures three (w/photos)

Tri-City HeraldJuly 13, 2014 

— A Seattle man ran a stop sign in a Volkswagen Jetta and caused a fiery crash Sunday morning west of Walla Walla, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Three people were reportedly injured in the crash around 11:15 on Highway 12 near the Wallula Junction, state patrol said. The crash delayed traffic on the highway.

James A. Manoske, 53, was eastbound on the highway when he ran the stop sign and crashed into a Chevy Trailblazer driven by Isabel L. Hilbert, of Lewiston, ID, state patrol said. Both vehicles were totaled and the Trailblazer went up in flames.

State patrol reported Hilbert, 69, was injured in the crash and taken by private vehicle to Kadlec Regional Medical Center, though the hospital has no record of her being there, officials said.

A passenger in the Trailblazer, Walter E. Lindsey, 76, was taken to Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla, state patrol said. The Lewiston man’s condition was not immediately available.

Manoske was not injured, but his passenger, Kevin R. Julius, 47, of Seattle, was taken to Kadlec, state patrol said. He was listed in satisfactory condition.

Manoske was apparently cited for failure to yield, state patrol said.

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