One person killed in multi-vehicle accident near Four Lakes


Bob Douthitt

State highway personnel and law enforcement officials examine the wreckage of a semi-truck and trailer involved in last Wednesday's fatal accident on I-90 at the Four Lakes/Medical Lake Road overpass.

One person was killed and eight others injured in a four-vehicle accident last Wednesday on Interstate 90 just south of the Cheney/Four Lakes exit.

According to a Washington State Patrol collision memo, at approximately 8:02 a.m. Jose L. Mendoza, 44, of Walla Walla was eastbound in a 2006 Nissan Frontier pickup when he lost control of the vehicle under icy conditions on the Four Lakes/Medical Lake Road overpass. The pickup went off the roadway into the median and crossed the median into the westbound lanes where it was struck by a 2003 Peterbilt semi-tractor and trailer driven by Gerry J. T...

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