Not injured in crash

— A Sunnyside man escaped injury yesterday morning in a 2-car crash on state Highway 243, 15 miles south of here.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Uriel M. Madera of Sunnyside was forced into a crash when a Mattawa car crossed the center line on the Vernita Bridge at 6:48 a.m.

The driver of the other car was Martin Bautista Escalante of Mattawa.

Madera was driving a white 2017 Toyota Tundra pickup. Escalante was driving a green 1992 Honda Accord.

Neither driver was injured, but two passengers in the Honda were. They were taken to Kadlec Medical Center by ambulance.

The Patrol said drugs and alcohol played no role.


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