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One Injured in CWU Van Accident on I-82

A Central Washington University van carrying six passengers drove off the road at the Rest Haven Road overpass on Sunday night just north of Yakima, Wash.

The Washington State Patrol said the driver got lost returning to Ellensburg and missed the freeway overpass turn, resulting in the van striking the guardrail

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Lower Valley Car Crash Takes Two Lives

The Washington State Patrol blames a fatal crash in Prosser Saturday on neglect. A mother and daughter died in the crash reported afternoon on State Route 22 at Richards Road. A pickup truck crossed the center line and crashed into the vehicle of 44-year-old Llda (Ida) Islas  and 14-year-old Alejandra Islas, both from Prosser who died at the scene

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WSP Making the Switch to a New Digital Radio System

Washington State troopers working in the Yakima area are the first in the state to switch over to a new digital radio system developed because of a change in rules by the Federal Communications Commission

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Two Off-Duty Firefighters Killed in Jeep Crash

Two young off duty firefighters were killed in a jeep crash last week and family and friends are mourning their losses today. State Patrol troopers say the jeep driven by 20 year old Samual Amaral was found down a steep ravine in the Ahtanum creek area

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Issaquah Man Struck and Killed by Truck in Granger

Washington State Patrol officials have identified a man killed while crossing State Route 223 in Granger
Friday night as 42 year old William Hegstrom of Issaquah. Troopers say that
Hegstrom was crossing 223 at Bailey Avenue when a southbound semi truck struck
and killed him in the roadway

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Some Yakima County Residents Still Ignore Seatbelt Law

It's the law in Washington state but plenty of people still apparently ignore seat-belts and while the seat-belt rate in Yakima County is close to 95 percent.  State Troopers say the contacts they've made with drivers not wearing their seat belts has continued to grow since 2010 when 41 hundred citations were issued

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“Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” Patrols Run Through Sept. 3 in Washington

Local authorities this month are involved in a special emphasis patrol called drive hammered get nailed.  Angie Ward the program manager for the Washington Traffic Safety Commission says the emphasis patrol continues through September 3

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Traffic Safety Comission Says “Drive Hammered Get Nailed”

Summertime is a time when a lot of people like to party.  Some drink and drive and local authorities this week will be involved in a special emphasis patrol called "Drive Hammered Get Nailed".  Angie Ward the program manager for the Washington Traffic Safety Commission says the emphasis will happen August 17 through September 3

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WSP Trooper Placed on Adminstrative Leave

Our news partner KIMA Action News has learned an internal investigation has a Washington State Patrol trooper based out of Yakima on paid administrative leave.

A spokesperson from Olympia says Trooper Travis Lamb is

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Mini Van Collides with Motorcyclists, Injuring Two

A sunny summer ride on a motorcycle on Highway 12 turned into emergency helicopter rides for two people near Ethel.

Two people on a motorcycle both suffered broken legs after a crash with a mini-van

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