Five cars totaled, two people injured in Moses Lake crash after truck driver allegedly ran red light

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. — State Troopers and medical personnel rushed to the intersection of WA-17 and E Wheeler Rd in Grant County for a major collision involving six vehicles on Thursday night.

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), authorities were informed of the accident at 6:24 p.m. on May 26, 2022. They learned that a Moses Lake man driving a pickup truck and trailer was headed northbound on State Route 17 with five other drivers stopped at the intersection.

The truck driver allegedly ran a red light and struck an Arlington, WA man who rightfully entered the roadway. The Arlington man’s vehicle veered into the southbound lane of WA-17 and struck a 34-year-old Moses Lake woman’s vehicle, which then collided with a car being driven by a 17-year-old girl.

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WSP officials say the truck driver continued northbound and struck another car which came to a rest in WA-17. Debris from the crash struck a sedan that was in the southbound lane of the highway.

Two people were sent to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake: A 34-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man; each from Moses Lake.

The truck driver is being charged with negligent driving to the first degree for his role in the accident. Five vehicles and the suspect’s trailer were all reported as totaled as a result of the collision.

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