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WSP: Woman didn't pull over for trooper, causing crash near Selah

SELAH, Wash. -- An investigation has determined that a Selah woman caused a crash that involved a Washington State Patrol trooper Monday afternoon.

WSP says the Angela Hall, 44, was driving in front of Trooper Seth Berghoff, 38, on North Wenas Road around 4:20 p.m. as the trooper was heading to a separate collision.

Trooper Berghhoff struck the woman’s red Ford Explorer with his patrol car as she was making a left turn onto Nagler Road about a mile north of Selah. 

The trooper had his lights and sirens on and was traveling at a high rate of speed, but Hall did not pull over for him as she was legally supposed to, according to a news release. 

The trooper became trapped inside his vehicle as a result of the crash. He was removed following a difficult extrication process, a WSP spokesperson told KAPP-KVEW. 

Both drivers were taken to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital with injuries. They are expected to be okay.

Hall was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.


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