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Report for Washington State Patrol

WASHINGTON

STATE PATROL

A White Salmon man suffering from chest pain was transported by ambulance to Skyline Hospital in White Salmon following a one-vehicle accident on State Route 141.

The accident occurred at milepost 13 at approximately 7:58 p.m. on Nov. 28.

According to the report, Michael D. Williams, 45, White Salmon, was southbound on SR 141, when his 1994 Ford pickup crossed the centerline and struck a mailbox on the northbound shoulder. The vehicle then re-entered the highway, crossing both lanes. The vehicle then exited the road a second time off the southbound shoulder, traveling several hundred feet before coming to rest.

Williams was cited for DUI.

Gary L. Swanson, 54, Spokane, was injured in a one-vehicle accident on SR 14 near milepost 46.6.

The accident occurred on Nov. 29 at approximately 12:40 a.m.

According to the report, Swanson was driving a 1986 Peterbilt westbound on SR 14, rounding a curve when it lost its load -- a 30-foot long 55,000 pound concrete column. Nineteen sections of jersey barrier were damaged.

The westbound lane of SR 14 was blocked for several hours.

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