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2 injured in accident north of Benton City

A two-car accident on Highway 240 nine miles north of Benton City sent one man to the hospital.

Gerald L. Emerson, 62, of Benton City, was driving southbound on Highway 225 when he failed to stop at the intersection and struck a 2001 Subaru Legacy stationwagon driven by Edward Castellanos, 61, of Selah, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Castellanos was injured and treated at the scene. His car was totaled.

Emerson, who was driving westbound on Highway 240, was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland by ambulance. Officers said his 2010 Dodge Charger was destroyed.

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