A Richland woman is facing vehicular assault charges after she hit a highway barrier and crossed into oncoming traffic early Thursday near the Richland Airport.
The driver of the car she hit was in critical condition at Kadlec Regional Medical Center.
The Washington State Patrol said Patricia L. Orem, 31, was driving a 2010 Ram 1500 pickup west on Highway 240 when she hit the barrier just before 2 a.m.
Her pickup crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu sedan driven by Israel J. Davis, 22, of Kennewick.
Orem was booked later into the Benton County jail.
The WSP said the cause is still under investigation.