Quincy man seriously injured in collision near George - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Quincy man seriously injured in collision near George

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GEORGE, Wash. -

The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports a 59-year-old Quincy man was injured Friday in a crash near George. 

Jeff Lankaar was a passenger in a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by 30-year-old Riley Sundberg of Quincy. They were headed north on Adams Road North when their vehicle rear-ended a dry fertilizer trailer being towed by a Peterbilt tractor driven by 29-year-old Junior Guerrero also of Quincy. The trailer had slowed for a paint stripping truck working on the road.

Lankaar was critically injured and had to be extracted by responding firefighters. He was flown by Life Flight helicopter to Confluence Health-Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee where he is in stable condition with a broken right leg and hip. 

Deputies say alcohol and drugs were not a factor, but driver inattention was. Sundberg said he became distracted while searching for his sunglasses inside the pickup and looked up to see the trailer was much closer than he thought. 

All occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. 

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