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Emergency crews respond to collisions, RV fire


Last updated 8/23/2018 at Noon

VEHICLE ROLLOVER. Washington State Patrol, Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Lind Fire Department responded to two separate one-vehicle collisions on Highway 395 on Aug. 16. One person was seriously injured in one of the rollover collisions. The cause of that rollover was attributed to inattention, while the cause of the second is unknown. -Journal photo by Al Stover

Area first responders had another busy week responding to auto collisions and an RV fire.

The Washington State Patrol and Lind Fire Department responded to two separate one-vehicle rollovers on Highway 395 near milepost 68 on Aug. 16.

According to a Washington State Patrol report, Jonathan Bakker, 19, of Richland, was driving a 1994 Toyota Corolla along Highway 395 in the right lane.

Bakker was approaching a slower vehicle when he swerved to the left to avoid a collision. Bakker overcorrected and rolled off the roadway to the right.

Bakker and passenger Valerie Long, 19, were transport...

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