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Two injured in Sunday accidents

By From staff reports

Accidents sent two people to the hospital Sunday afternoon and evening.

The first accident occurred around 4:40 p.m. about 11 miles west of Colfax.

Chris A. Lunstrum, 40, of Spokane attempted to pass in a no-passing zone heading into oncoming traffic while headed west on State Route 26, the Washington State Patrol reported. Lunstrum lost control on the center line and was thrown from his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle, landing in the westbound ditch. Lunstrum was taken to Whitman County Hospital, which declined to release his condition. He was wearing a helmet.

The second accident occurred around 9:15 p.m. about eight miles west of Newport.

David L. Byington, 56, of Orondo, Wash., was headed northwest on Deeter Road from State Route 20 when he went around a corner, then off the road, the WSP reported. His 1990 Toyota 4-Runner returned to the road and rolled then came to rest on its top in the middle of the road.

Byington was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

The WSP said Byington was not wearing a seat belt and said he was driving under the influence. Charges are pending.

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