Benton County sheriff’s patrol car wrecks at busy Kennewick intersection

Kennewick police are investigating a Sunday afternoon crash that involved a Benton County sheriff’s vehicle that injured three people hurt, including a Benton County deputy.

Deputy Mike McDermott was driving north on Columbia Center Boulevard shortly before 2 p.m. when he collided with a Lexus SUV at the intersection with Canal Drive, Kennewick police said.

The patrol car’s lights and sirens were on as he headed to help other deputies in Benton City.

Investigators from Kennewick’s traffic division are working to determine what caused the crash.

McDermott and the two people in the Lexus were treated at Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick for minor injuries.