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