A Kirkland man was injured about 4:24 p.m. Friday when his SUV collided with a van on Interstate 82 near Zillah, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Patrick S. Halvorson, 43, was eastbound on the freeway, towing an enclosed utility trailer when he approached the milepost 50 onramp.
Sharon B. Quill, 41, of Toppenish, was driving her 2001 Dodge Van onto the freeway when Halvorson lost control of his 2002 Ford Expedition and trailer and struck the van.
The SUV and trailer rolled, then struck a sign and fence. Driving under the influence is being investigated as the cause, the state patrol reported.
Man acquitted in death of Waitsburg cyclist
WALLA WALLA -- A man driving on Middle Waitsburg Road last May who struck and fatally injured a bicyclist has been acquitted of the crime of vehicular homicide.
The eight-woman, four-man Superior Court jury reached its unanimous innocent verdict late Thursday afternoon in the trial of Melvin J. Bohleen.
He was accused of driving with disregard for the safety of others when he struck Sara S. Eustis on May 21.
The trial began Wednesday.
Studded tire removal required Monday night
If you still have studded tires on your vehicles, you should make plans to remove them this weekend.
Drivers have until the end of the day Monday to remove the tires or risk being fined $124.
The Washington State Patrol extended the studded tire deadline from March 31 to Monday, but warned drivers that those traveling to higher elevations still should prepare for winter driving conditions.
Part of Kennedy Road to close for road work
Kennedy Road in Richland will be closed from Duportail Street to Fire Mountain Road starting Monday for road improvements.
Readerboards are posted at the intersection of Keene and Kennedy roads and Kennedy Road and Duportail Street to alert motorists.
The roadway will be open for local traffic only, to allow residents to reach their homes and renters to have access to the mini-storage units.