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STATE PATROL

Two passengers in a 1994 Chevrolet Beretta were injured when they were involved in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 97 near milepost 20.

The accident occurred on Dec. 29, 2004, at approximately 5:40 p.m.

According to the report, Victor M. Valdez, 32, Mattawa, was driving northbound on SR 97. His vehicle drove off the roadway into the northbound chain up area and struck a Department of Transportation snow plow head on. The snow plow, driven by James L. Beierle, 40, Goldendale, was moving very slowly while plowing snow in the chain up area.

Neither Valdez nor Beierle were injured in the accident.

Antonio Valdez, 37, Mattawa, a passenger in the Beretta, suffered head injuries in the accident and was transported by ambulance to Klickitat Valley Hospital.

Garcia A. Morales, 24, another passenger in the Beretta, suffered a broken wrist and was also transported by ambulance to Klickitat Valley Hospital.

It was unknown whether the driver or the passengers in the Beretta were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Beierle was wearing a seat belt.

Two Kennewick residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident on SR 14, 23 miles east of the SR 97 interchange.

According to the report, Margaret A. Harrison, 41, was driving her 1997 Toyota pickup eastbound on SR 14. She swerved to avoid boulders that were in the east bound lane. The driver then lost control of the vehicle, rolling the pickup on to its top and coming to rest on the westbound shoulder.

Margaret Harrison and passenger Shad A. Harrison, 16, Kennewick, were both transported by ambulance to Klickitat Valley Hospital in Goldendale.

Both individuals were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

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