A collision blocked off part of Kennewick’s busy Clearwater Avenue for an hour Tuesday afternoon.
Bobbi Sanderson, 43, was eastbound on Clearwater Avenue at about 3:45 p.m. when Sanderson’s vehicle hit the rear of the vehicle driven by Dale Adkins, 70, according to police.
Adkins and others were stopped at the Edison Street traffic light. The collision caused Adkins’ vehicle to leave the road and hit a tree. Sanderson’s vehicle came to rest in the Albertson's parking lot. Adkins and his passenger, who was not named, apparently received minor, non-evident injuries. They were transported from the scene by ambulance.
Sanderson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to police. Officials suspect speed also was a factor.
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Traffic on Clearwater Avenue was re-routed because of the collision.