WSP: Driver runs red light, causes collision involving 7 children south of Union Gap
UNION GAP, Wash. — Authorities say four people were injured Saturday afternoon — including two children — when a pickup truck ran a red light on State Route 97 and crashed into another pickup truck about two miles south of Union Gap.
Washington State Patrol troopers say 29 -year-old Enrique Nolazco was southbound on State Route 97 in a Chevy Avalanche pickup truck with four passengers about 1:24 p.m. when he failed to stop at a red light.
Troopers say he crashed into a Ford F150 pickup truck that was attempting to turn onto the highway from Lateral A Road.
Nolazco and three of his passengers — a 2-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl — were not injured in the crash. One of his passengers, 30-year-old Alma D. Solis Lechuga was injured and taken to Virginia Mason Memorial hospital for treatment.
The driver of the second pickup truck, 30-year-old Alison J. Eyle, was injured and taken to the hospital, along with two of her four passengers: a 7-year-old boy and 12-year-old boy. The other two passengers — a 5-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy — were not injured.
Troopers say the cause of the collision was running a red light and that Nolazco is facing charges for failing to obey a traffic signal and driving without insurance.