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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Improper merge sends man to Harborview


Last updated 7/29/2021 at 9:36am

KITTITAS COUNTY – Charges are pending against a Moses Lake man after he attempted to merge into a lane of traffic on Interstate 90, allegedly causing another vehicle to roll over.

According to a Washington State Patrol spokesperson, Peter C. Hammer, 78, of Moses Lake was traveling westbound on I-90 near milepost 68 in the second of three lanes; as well as a vehicle driven in the third lane by Aaron R. Bernier.

Bernier, 48, of Issaquah, was passing when Hammer attempted to merge into the third lane. According to WSP, the attempted merge caused Bernier to strike the WSDOT barrier before bec...

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