A 56-year-old Mattawa man suffered a head injury Friday when the car in which he was riding on Highway 24 was struck by another car that had failed to yield for traffic.
Agustin Santos-Hernandez was taken to Othello Community Hospital for treatment after the 4:10 p.m. crash, which took place 31 miles west of Othello.
A hospital spokeswoman said Saturday that he was treated in Othello, then transferred to another medical facility. She couldn't disclose that location.
The Washington State Patrol reported that Miguel A. Cruz-Perez, 28, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier north on McKinney Road when he turned west onto the highway in front of other cars.
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The Chevrolet was then hit by an eastbound 1991 Nissan Stanza driven by Angelita Ramirez-Lopez, 43, of Othello. Both cars came to a stop in the roadway, the state patrol said.
Both Cruz-Perez of Mattawa and Ramirez-Lopez were not injured. Santos-Hernandez was a passenger in the Nissan. Everyone was reportedly wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The state patrol said Cruz-Perez will be charged for failure to yield.