A serious motor vehicle accident in Trout Lake ended with three young men going to the hospital, including one who was about to graduate from Trout Lake High.
Uriah Locke, 18, of Trout Lake, was the most seriously hurt in the accident, which took place at about 5 p.m. on the evening of Friday, June 8. Locke, a passenger in the truck, was two and a half hours away from the graduation ceremony at the school.
According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, a 2001 Chevrolet pickup driven by Keith M. Newhouse, 19, of Outlook, was southbound on State Route 141 when the driver attempted to make a left turn on Little Mountain Road. Newhouse lost control to the left side of the roadway and struck some trees, coming to rest in the ditch between the road and the White Salmon River.
Newhouse was transported by ambulance to Skyline Hospital. Locke was taken first to Skyline, then taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Emanuel Hospital in Portland. He was listed in serious condition on Monday.
A second passenger in the pickup was Brett Hazzard, 17, of Sunnyside. Hazzard was taken by ambulance to Skyline for treatment.
Both Hazzard and Newhouse were treated and released from Skyline on June 8.
The WSP report noted that none of the three were wearing seatbelts.
The weather was clear and dry at the time of the incident.
The pickup truck was totaled.