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Crash sends WSU student, passengers to hospital

A car driven by a Washington State University student crashed near Colfax Thursday night, sending the driver and two passengers to the hospital with injuries. Silvia Muro-Escalante, 18, was driving west on State Route 26 just after 6 p.m. when her car left the highway and rolled 40 yards. She was transported by MedStar to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. The hospital has not yet responded to an inquiry about her condition. Also injured were passengers Karen Rodriguez and Magly Mendoza-Salinas, both 18. They were transported to Whitman Hospital and Medical Center. A third passenger was uninjured. The Washington State Patrol said the crash was caused by fatigue and speed too fast for road conditions. Drugs and alcohol were not involved, and the driver and all three passengers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
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