3 injured in 4 car pileup near Wapato

3 injured in 4 car pileup near Wapato
Three people were injured in a four-vehicle collision near Wapato on Thursday afternoon.

Three people were hurt and hospitalized after a four-vehicle crash two miles west of Wapato on Thursday.

All vehicles involved were traveling west on I-82 at about 4 p.m. when traffic slowed down for construction.

Patricia Valencia Arreola, 25, of Wapato was following too close in her 2008 GMC Acadia and rear-ended a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo, causing a chain reaction.

The Aveo driver Susana Sanchez Hernandez, 26, of Buena along with her passengers Adrian Ruiz Sanchez, 1, and Jonny Ruiz Sanchez, 7, were all injured and transported to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, according to Washington State Patrol.

Hernandez’ vehicle crashed into a 2011 Volkswagon CC, which crashed into a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. Both vehicles received reportable damage, but neither driver was injured.

Troopers cited Arreola for driving too close and without insurance.