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Head-on collision between semi truck, car closes U.S. 195 south of Spangle

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 10, 2021

A Life Flight helicopter arrived on scene Friday at a head-on collision between a semi truck and car south of Spangle.  (Courtesy of the Washington State Patrol)
A Life Flight helicopter arrived on scene Friday at a head-on collision between a semi truck and car south of Spangle. (Courtesy of the Washington State Patrol)

Troopers are investigating after a sedan and a semitruck crashed head-on early Friday morning on U.S. Highway 195 south of Spangle.

A sedan, driven by Brandon Johnson, 25, was headed north when it crossed the center lane, hitting the semi head on, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The semi rolled, trapping the driver, Henry Espinoza, 58, WSP said.

Espinoza was taken to Providence Sacred Heart to be treated for his injuries.

A Life Flight helicopter took Johnson to Sacred Heart as well. Johnson’s passenger, Mikayla Richards, 23, was uninjured.

The road remained blocked in both directions as of 2:30 p.m., but the Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted around 3:30 that the roadway had been cleared.

The state patrol had yet to determine the cause of the crash as of late Friday afternoon.

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