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WASHINGTON

STATE PATROL

A Carson teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 14 near milepost 23, five miles east of Washougal. The accident occurred on March 14, 2011, at approximately 11:05 a.m.

According to the report, Bobby J. Lewis, 23, Stevenson was driving his 1999 Honda Civic westbound on SR 14, rounding a curve to the left. The vehicle crossed the fogline and westbound shoulder, striking a jersey barrier.

Lewis was not injured in the accident. Megan T. Kingston, 18, Carson, a passenger in the car, suffered neck injury and abrasions. She was transported by aid car to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver.

Lewis was charged with speeding too fast for conditions.

An Idaho man was not injured when he was involved in a one-vehicle accident on SR 14 at milepost 22, four miles east of Washougal. The accident occurred on March 14, 2011, at approximately 8:30 a.m.

According to the report, Rock G. Eggleston, 53, Idaho Falls, Idaho, was driving his 2006 Peterbilt tractor and semi trailer westbound on SR 14, rounding a curve to the right. The semi crossed the centerline, the eastbound lane, the eastbound shoulder and impacted the eastbound jersey barrier.

The vehicle then overturned onto its roof, losing its load of recyclable paper and blocking both lanes for two hours.

Eggleston was charged with negligent driving.

OREGON

STATE POLICE

A commercial truck driver was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) following an investigation into Tuesday morning's injury traffic crash westbound on Interstate 84 west of Cascade Locks. The crash involving a commercial motor vehicle and a parked tow truck resulted in non-life threatening injuries to the truck driver and a passenger in the tow truck.

According to OSP Trooper Gavin McIlvenna, on March 15, 2011, at approximately 1:05 a.m. a 1991 GMC tow truck driven by James Gibbons, 36, was transporting Shane Brazeal, 22, and his car from Pasco to the Portland area. Gibbons had pulled off the roadway with the two truck's emergency lights activated to tighten the straps holding the car on the flat bed tow truck.

As Gibbons was preparing to move back into the westbound lanes of travel, a 2005 Sterling truck pulling two trailers driven by Jeffrey Hale, 44, was heading westbound on I-84 when Hale fell asleep and crashed into the tow truck. Both vehicles became entangled and traveled approximately 200 feet before the commercial truck and trailers jack-knifed blocking both westbound lanes.

Hale and Brazael were transported by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. Gibbons was not injured. Hale was using safety restraints but Gibbons and Brazael were not.

City of residence information for the three involved people is not available.

Interstate 84 westbound lanes were closed for approximately three hours.

Hale was cited by OSP for careless driving. Troopers identified fatigue as the primary factor in the crash.

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