A Mattawa man was injured Thursday evening after crashing his car into a boulder.
Fernando Hernandez-Cortes, 26, was driving a 1998 Honda Accord south on Highway 243 a mile north of Mattawa at 6:15 p.m., when he lost control of the car, according to the Washington State Patrol. He crossed into the northbound lane, went over the northbound shoulder and struck a large boulder, state patrol said.
Hernando-Cortes was flown from the western Grant County community to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. State patrol said he was charged with driving under the influence.