Othello woman hurt in collision with big rig near Pasco

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PASCO — A woman from Othello was injured on Tuesday after she rear-ended a semi truck near Pasco.

About 1:45 p.m. Yumaira Velazquez, 30, of Othello, was driving a 2003 Hyundai Elantra north on state Route 395, about six miles north of Pasco, when she reportedly struck the rear of a 2007 Peterbilt semi truck driven Ruben by Perez, 42, of Othello, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Velazquez was injured in the collision and transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland for treatment. Perez was not injured. The Hyundai was totaled in the collision and impounded. The semi sustained reportable damages and was driven from the scene.

The patrol reports the cause of the collision was Velazquez’ inattention. She received a citation for second-degree negligent driving.

Richard Byrd can be reached via email at rbyrd@columbiabasinherald.com.

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