Robert Montes Injured in Car Crash on 182 Freeway [Richland, WA]
Robert Montes Cited after Rush Hour Crash on 182 Freeway near Highway 240
RICHLAND, WA (September 9, 2020) – 50-year-old Robert Montes sustained injuries in a car crash on 182 Freeway, Wednesday evening.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the incident happened shortly before 5:20 PM. Montes could not stop his Toyota pickup in time for a car slowing ahead of him on Highway 240 near the bypass intersection.
Then, the Toyota hit a Dodge Challenger. The impact of the crash pushed the Dodge to a stopped Honda Pilot.
Emergency crews transported Montes to Kadlec Regional Medical Center with unspecified injuries.
The other drivers, 42-year-old Rosalinda Martin and 41-year-old April Manning, did not sustain injuries.
Troopers later cited Montes for negligent driving, illegally using studded tires, and not having insurance.
WSP will release additional information once it becomes available.
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