(By Staff Reports)
Valley man injured in three-car accident at Loon Lake…
A three-car collision at the intersection of Highway 395 and State Route 292 occurred at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday with three people being injured in the accident.
Authorities reported serious but not life-threatening injuries. Drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident at the key Stevens County intersection.
According to the Washington State Patrol, a Blue 2004 Ford Explorer driven by 34-year-old Kayla Ramsden of Spokane failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection going eastbound on state route 292. The Explorer was struck by a 1999 Ford F350 pickup with trailer driven by 60-year-old John Holdren of Green Acres, as it was going southbound on Highway 395.
The Ford F-350 then struck a 1995 Dodge Ram pickup with a trailer going northbound on Highway 395. It was driven by 53-year-old Roscoe Tempero of Valley.
The wreck blocked Highway 395 for several hours afterwards, slowing traffic on the vital roadway for Stevens County.
All three drivers were transported to Spokane-area hospitals. Holdren and Roscoe were wearing their seatbelts while it was unknown if Ramsden was wearing her seatbelt.
The Washington State Patrol said that charges are pending.
Highway 395 was partially blocked to traffic for several hours on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)