Children involved in violent Benton City crash sent to Sacred Heart

BENTON CITY, Wash. - Two young children involved in a violent head-on crash has been transported to Sacred Heart in Spokane.

According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the two and seven-year-old girls have significant injuries. The two-year-old has a broken cranial bone. The other has a broken femur, ankle, and hand. 

Lt. Mathew Clarke said the mother was admitted to the hospital while she was at Sacred Heart for abdominal pain, possibly related to the crash. 

"The girls are healing," Clarke said. "They're both conscious and alert."

On Tuesday night deputies responded to the crash on Old Inland Empire Highway and District Line Road involving an Infiniti and Chevrolet Malibu. The head-on crash injured the children, their mother the Infiniti, and the other driver.

Clarke said the cause is under investigation. The driver of the Malibu was released from the hospital. 

The children were sent to a local hospital before going to Spokane. 

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