A Pasco couple and three Tri-City youth were involved in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning as they tried to pass slower traffic on Interstate 90.
The driver, Tina M. Jacobs-Garcia, 46, was the only occupant reported injured in the 8:44 a.m. incident. She was taken by ambulance to Kittitas Valley Healthcare in Ellensburg for treatment.
The 2010 Honda Pilot was westbound in the center lane on I-90, four miles east of Easton, when the SUV drove off the roadway to the left and hit a state Department of Transportation sign post, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The Honda continued towards the eastbound shoulder before rotating and coming to a stop in the median facing the other direction, state police said.
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Troopers blamed the crash on “wheels off (the) roadway” and said the SUV’s speed was too fast for the conditions on Snoqualmie Pass.
The passengers in the car were Antonio Garcia, 48; Carter A. Malone, 5, of Pasco; and Jocelyn N. Strmec, 14, and Adam I. Strmec, 15, both of Richland. All of them were reported to be wearing seat belts.