Two people were hurt Monday in a crash at Highway 240 and Duportail Street in Richland when a driver's brakes failed, the Washington State Patrol said.
The accident happened at 12:55 p.m. when driver Jorge Morales, 50, of Mattawa, was driving west on the Highway 240 bypass.
Morales tried to stop for a red light but continued through into the Duportail intersection, troopers said.
Morales' 1999 Ford Ranger pickup hit the 2011 Nissan Maxima headed north on Duportail by Renee G. Tuttle, 30, of Richland.
Morales told troopers his brakes failed.
Tuttle and Blandina S. Tapia, 71, of Mattawa, who was a passenger in Morales' pickup, were treated at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.
Morales and a second passenger -- Transito C. Tapia, 69, of Mattawa -- were not hurt, troopers said.
Cash, TVs stolen from Kennewick Pizza Hut
Thieves made off with cash, three flat screen TVs and Tri-City Fever football jerseys on display at the Kennewick Pizza Hut over the weekend.
Kennewick police said one of the restaurant's managers arrived Sunday morning to find the back door of the restaurant at 7605 W. Deschutes Ave. standing open.
If anyone has information on the break-in is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477), 800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.tricitiescimestoppers.org. All calls are confidential.
3 teens spray feet red, walk through parking lot
Three Kennewick teens were arrested on suspicion of destroying property and shoplifting Saturday night after spray-painting their shoes red and then walking through the Walmart parking lot.
Damien T. Fisher, 19, Tyler L. Dell, 18, Chandler M. Mixer, 19, were booked into the Benton County jail.
Kennewick police were sent to the Walmart parking lot at 2720 S. Quillan St. at 7:40 p.m. for reports of a reckless car, a gray Toyota Celica.
Officers found the car driven by Fisher was illegally parked in a handicap parking spot.
They also discovered the men had been painting their shoes as they walked through the parking lot with red spray paint and reportedly stole several items from Walmart and then tried to return the items for a refund.
All three were booked into the Benton County jail on investigation of destruction of property.
Highway near Stanfield closed by bomb threat
A chemical bomb scare closed a section of Oregon's Highway 395 near Stanfield on Sunday night.
Stanfield police stopped a vehicle about 8:30 p.m. for a traffic violation and reported finding "chemcials and materials not typically transported inside the cab of a vehicle, which caused the officer concern," Stanfield police Chief Bryon Zumwalt said in a release.
Rodney Greenwood of Denton, Texas, reportedly told the officer he was attempting to make a chemical bomb to blow up a large area.
Emergency officials closed Highway 395 from Insterstate 84 to South Edwards Road.
The chemicals appeared to be household chemicals that you can buy at most hardware stores, Zumwalt said.
Greenwood was jailed on suspicion for possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine and first-degree disorderly conduct and attempted unlawful manufacture of a destructive device.
The highway was reopened just after 11 p.m.