Othello man cited after 2-car accident

OTHELLO -- An Othello man who failed Friday to stop at a stop sign at Cunningham Road and Highway 17 was cited for failing to stop, negligent driving and having no valid operator's license, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Manuel Amaral Jr., 26, was driving east on Cunningham, just east of Othello, at around 6 p.m. in his 1993 GMC S10 pickup when he collided with a 1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV headed south on Highway 17, driven by Christopher D. Larsen, 30, of Richland.

Amaral was taken to Othello Community Hospital with chest and internal injuries, the state patrol said. Larsen was not injured. Both men were wearing seat belts.

Both vehicles were totaled, the state patrol said.