A high-speed chase Thursday that started at the Hermiston Walmart ended in a crash near Finley.
Umatilla County sheriff’s deputies and Oregon State Police began pursuing a white car suspected of being involved in a shoplifting incident at the store.
The officers chased the car across the bridge into Washington and north toward the Tri-Cities. Officials said they cut off their pursuit on Interstate 82 at Coffin Road. The Washington State Patrol and Benton County sheriff’s deputies were alerted.
State troopers tried to pull over a speeding 1993 White Chevrolet Beretta about 7:20 a.m. on Interstate 82 near the Locust Grove exit, but it didn’t stop and sped away east on Highway 397 toward Finley.
But the car lost control on a curve near Finley Road and rolled.
The driver Eric M. Lavinger, 25, of Kennewick, was taken to Trios Hospital Southridge with unspecified injuries.
His passenger, Justin S. Harris, 43, of Kennewick, also taken to Trios. Another passenger Jennifer M. Harris, 34, of Richland, was not injured, said the WSP.
Medics with Benton Fire District 1 and the Kennewick Fire Department helped at the scene.
Charges are pending.