Wednesday, December 1, 2004
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.