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WSP: Fish and Wildlife vehicle rear-ends semi near Yakima; two injured

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NEAR YAKIMA, Wash. - Troopers say two people are injured after a Fish and Wildlife pickup hit a slow-moving semi truck at Highway 12 west.

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) said 47-year-old Shawn Myers, of Selah, was driving the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife vehicle around 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, when he hit a semi truck from behind three miles west of Yakima.

Myers and a 27-year old Yakima man who was a passenger in the pickup were both injured as a result of the crash and taken to Virginia Mason Memorial, according to WSP reports.

Troopers said the driver of the semi, LeoDegario Gomez-Flores, 55, was not injured.

Investigators said the semi was moving at a slow rate of speed at the time of the crash.

Troopers are working to determine what caused the vehicles to collide.

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