A Rosalia, Wash., woman was killed Friday after she turned in front of a car on U.S. Highway 2 north of Spokane.
Driver Dolly B. Melhus, 79, died at the scene of the car-van accident at 3:10 p.m., the Washington State Patrol said.
Her husband, Andrew Melhus, 86, who was riding in the car, was taken by medical helicopter to Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Melhus was in serious condition late Friday, a nursing supervisor said.
The driver of the Ford van, Marvin L. Armour, 49, was taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart, where he was released after treatment, a nursing supervisor said.
Dolly Melhus was headed west on Green Bluff Road and had stopped at the intersection of Green Bluff and U.S. 2. She pulled into the road to turn south and her car was hit by Armour’s northbound van.
Andrew Melhus and Marvin Armour weren’t wearing seat belts, the state patrol said. Troopers weren’t certain whether Dolly Melhus wore her seat belt.