SOAP LAKE -- Two Lower Yakima Valley residents were injured here Monday when their tractor-trailer rolled off Highway 17.
Juan J. Sanchez, 33, of Sunnyside, was driving a 2001 Freightliner about eight miles north of Soap Lake when he failed to negotiate a left turn, left the roadway to the right, rolled the vehicle and came to rest on its passenger side.
Sanchez and passenger Marcos Guzman-Razo, 23, of Mabton, were taken by ambulance to Columbia Basin Hospital. The truck was totaled.
Both men were treated and later released.
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The State Patrol said the accident was the result of inattention and Sanchez, the driver, faces speeding charges.