A 5-year-old Othello girl was in critical condition Wednesday evening at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
She was involved in one of two crashes near Othello Tuesday reported by the Washington State Patrol.
Jennifer L. Vargas-Rodriguez, 15, was driving a pickup west on Highway 26 about 14 miles east of Othello when she rolled the truck, according to the state patrol. The accident happened at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday.
Vargas-Rodriguez was taken to Othello Community Hospital and her passenger, Aaliyah Vargas, was flown by air ambulance to Spokane.
The 5-year-old was not in a car seat or wearing a seatbelt, according to the state patrol.
Charges are pending, according to the state patrol.
In the other accident, two people were taken to Othello Community Hospital after a three-car collision on Foley Road about two miles north of Othello at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday.
A Nissan Maxima driven by Vicente Aceves, 29, ran into the back of a Toyota Camry driven by Netzer Toralva, 26, of Warden, according to the state patrol.
Toralva’s car hit the back of a Dodge Caravan driven by Julio Baltazar, 22, of Othello. Toralva’s car moved out of the way and Aceves’ car also hit the Dodge Caravan, according to the state patrol.
Toralva and a passenger in Aceves car, Luis Aceves, 16, of Othello, were taken to the hospital. Five passengers in the Dodge Caravan were not injured.