Three people including a 5-year-old boy were hurt in a three-car crash in Benton City on Tuesday afternoon.
The three cars were headed south on Highway 225 at Babs Avenue at the Benton City limits when Jeffrey N. Davis, 57, slowed to turn left off the highway, said the Washington State Patrol.
A Dodge Ram pickup driven by Kyle M. Hagins, 24, hit the back of Davis’ Chevrolet Blazer. Then Davis hit an Oldsmobile Alero driven by Jorge L. Mejia Morales, 22.
None of the drivers were injured but three passengers in the Alero — Chelsea A. Pennington, 24, the 5-year-old boy and Maria Hernandez Mejia, 47 — were taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. Their conditions were still being evaluated Tuesday evening.
WSP investigators say inattention caused the crash and charges are pending.