Three injured in fiery crash

By on Thursday, June 16th, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

BURBANK – Three drivers were injured following a three-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon involving a Chevy pickup, Toyota Tundra pulling a trailer and a tractor-trailer. It all happened just before 3 p.m. on U.S. 12 and Dodd Rodd.

The Washington State Patrol reports the Chevy pickup, and the tractor-trailer were stopped in the left turn lane on eastbound U.S. 12 waiting to turn left onto Dodd Road when the Toyota Tundra pulling a trailer, driven by Douglas Martin Crowe, 57, hit the Chevy pickup forcing it into the tractor-trailer, driven by Christopher M. Kaltenbach, 49. Both the Chevy pickup and Toyota Tundra pulling the trailer caught on fire.

Troopers said all three drivers from Washington were transported to the hospital. The driver of the Chevy pickup, Juan Chavez Rangel, 73, is in serious condition.

Photo via Washington State Patrol