One Dead, Three Injured in Separate, Yet Related Collisions in Whitman County
WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. - One person is dead and three more injured after one collision on Highway 193 near Red Wolf Bridge, triggered a second collision. According to Washington State Patrol, Curtis Fleming, 24, was passing a vehicle heading eastbound on Highway 193. Upon completion of the pass, he drifted onto the eastbound shoulder, overcorrected, crossed both lanes and struck an embankment. The vehicle went airborne and landed in the westbound ditch. Fleming was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Thomas Warren, 23, was transported to a local hospital. his injuries are unknown at this time.
At the same time that accident occurred, another vehicle traveling eastbound gradually left the roadway after witnessing the prior collision, overcorrected, and went off the roadway. The two passengers of the vehicle were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.
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