3 including child injured in crash near Toppenish

3 including child injured in crash near Toppenish

Three people including a small child were injured in a crash involving a semi-trailer Wednesday evening.

The Washington State Patrol says Rafael Walle-Gonzalez, 23, ran a stop sign at State Route 97 while driving west on Larue Road just south of Toppenish.

A semi traveling south on the highway hit his Honda Accord in the intersection before 7 p.m..

Walle-Gonzalez and his two passengers, 30-year-old Liliana Cruz-Juarez and a 5-year-old boy, were injured and transported to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital. Their condition was not released.

All of them are Toppenish residents. None were wearing a seatbelt.

The Washington State Patrol cited Walle-Gonzalez for failing to stop at a stop sign.

The semi-driver, 84-year-old Lyle Wilkes, was not injured.

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