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West Plains residents' hospitalized after collision


Four West Plains’ residents were involved in a three-car collision that sent two to local hospitals Friday morning.

According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, a 2006 Dodge pickup driven by Medical Lake resident Sandra R. Cooper, 70, lost control on ice heading east in the inside lane on Interstate 90 near milepost 275. The pickup crossed both lanes, struck the guardrail and rolled over on its top, blocking the eastbound outside lane and the shoulder where it was then struck by a 2008 Hyundai Elantra driven by Airway Heights’ resident Tonya M. Moreno, 36.

The collision sent Moreno’s vehicle into the eastbound inside lane where it was struck by a 2005 Toyota pickup driven by Vance J. Youmans, 50, of Cheney. Neither Youmans nor his passenger, 47-year-old Kristin Youmans, was injured.

Cooper was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center while Moreno was taken to Deaconess Hospital. All four individuals were wearing seatbelts.

The WSP memo listed the cause of the collision as speed too fast for conditions, and cited Cooper for such.


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