Crime

Accused drunk driver crashes on Highway 240 in Kennewick. Flying tire hits another car

A Richland man is accused of driving under the influence when he crashed his pickup Thursday morning on Highway 240 in Kennewick and damaged another car.

Tanner Stremcha, 22, was driving a Chevrolet Silverado west at about 9:40 a.m. when his pickup went off the roadway to the right near Highway 395 and hit two signs, according to the Washington State Patrol.

He overcorrected to the left and the pickup rolled into the median, according to the WSP.

A 2008 Honda van driven by Clinton Milton, 34, of Kennewick, was driving west on Highway 240.

The van was hit and damaged by a tire that came off of Stremcha’s pickup, according to WSP.

Milton was not injured, but Stremcha was taken to Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick. His pickup was totaled.

State police said Stremcha could be charged with DUI.

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