Three injured in crash near Mattawa

Three people were injured in a two-car collision on Highway 243 near Mattawa on Sunday afternoon.

The 1992 Mazda MX-3 driven by Kyle J. Feigal, 16, of Quincy, was westbound on Road 24 Southwest at about 2 p.m.

Feigal stopped at the stop sign and reportedly tried to cross Highway 243, where his car was struck by a northbound 1998 Mercedes C280 driven by Benjamin J. Turcotte, 38, of West Richland, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Mazda blocked Road 24, and the Mercedes blocked the southbound lane of Highway 243, officials said.

Feigal and a passenger, Jesse Rangel Perez, 20, of Vantage, were injured and taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.

Armando Garcia, 18, of Mattawa, Feigal’s other passenger, was injured, but was not taken to a hospital, according to the state patrol.

Feigal still was at Kadlec as of 6:30 p.m., according to hospital officials. The hospital had no record of Perez.

Turcotte was not injured. Both cars were totaled, the patrol said.

Everyone was wearing seat belts. No drugs or alcohol were involved.

Feigal is being charged in connection with failing to yield, WSP said.

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