October 13, 1997 in Nation/World

Truck Crash Kills Two, Injures One Three Men Thrown From Vehicle In Accident South Of Asotin

Associated Press

Two men were killed and one was seriously injured when their truck veered off a road and flew over a 40-foot embankment.

The accident occurred Saturday at 4:45 p.m. on Chief Joseph Creek Road 25 miles south of here, the Washington State Patrol said.

Jonny George, 22, of Portland, and William Ray, 20, died instantly from massive head and internal injuries, the WSP said. Ray’s hometown is unknown.

Raymond Ray, 22, of Seattle, suffered a fractured jaw, head lacerations and back pains and was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, the WSP said.

He was in serious condition Sunday, a nursing supervisor said. It is not known whether he was related to William Ray.

The truck was westbound on the county road when it went over the embankment, the WSP said.

All three were not wearing seat belts and were thrown from the truck.

The driver hasn’t been determined.

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