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Four injured after military vehicle drives over small cliff in Kittitas County

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

From staff reports

A military vehicle that fell 25 feet down a cliff near Interstate 90 in Kittitas County led to four people being hospitalized early Saturday morning.

The Washington State Patrol said the vehicle was performing an exercise on military property along the south side of I-90 near milepost 125, when while traveling north, it drove head-first down the cliff, according to a news release. The front end came to a rest at the bottom of the 25-foot cliff, its rear end against the rocky terrain on the shoulder.

The vehicle’s driver, 22-year-old Chance Kennen, of Lecompte, Louisiana, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Aaron Arnold, 35, of Medway, Ohio; Ricardo Ponce, 27, of Mission Hills, California; and Kristian Allen, 20, of Jensen, Utah; were transported by ambulance to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision. Traffic on I-90 was unaffected.

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