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WSP: Wrong-way driver strikes and injures another motorist near airport Saturday

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020

A wrong-way driver struck and injured another motorist on State Route 2 near the airport Saturday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Benjamin Reuland, 30, was driving west on the Spokane International Airport highway eastbound offramp when he struck Susan Aldworth, 72, just before 6 p.m., according to a news release. Aldworth was taken to the hospital with injuries. Reuland was uninjured, but taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to the release. 

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Both SUVs were totaled in the crash.

Reuland faces charges of vehicular assault in the crash, according to WSP. Drugs or alcohol are believed to have been involved in the incident. 

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