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Five injured in rollover crash west of Ritzville

Five passengers in a 2007 Ford Focus were injured in a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon west of Ritzville on Interstate 90, the Washington State Patrol said.

Ornaldo Zalpa, 56, was driving the vehicle occupied by four others, all of Federal Way, Wash., when it rolled over shortly before 2 p.m. near mile marker 200, according to a news release. The westbound car drifted into the median, then left the roadway to the right before flipping.

The state patrol reported two of the passengers, who range from 6 to 56, were trapped in the vehicle. Ornaldo Zalpa-Barajas, 18, was airlifted from the scene and taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. He was listed in satisfactory condition Wednesday night.

Other injured passengers were taken to East Adams Rural Hospital in Ritzville via ambulance. All five occupants were wearing seatbelts. The rollover partially blocked traffic on I-90 for more than 2 hours, according to the release.



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