1 person seriously injured after I-82 collision near Prosser, WA



The eastbound lanes were closed after a semi truck and a car on Interstate 82 near Prosser. crashed

Washington State patrol

In a collision on Interstate 82, a person was seriously injured and the traffic messed up near Prosser on Thursday morning.

John W. Henning, 57, from Yakima, was driving east in a GMC van on Interstate 82 shortly after 7:35 a.m. when he was about three miles east of Prosser on the back of a truck and trailer in the same direction came across, said the Washington State Patrol.

The fire brigade had to pull Henning out of the van with machines. During his rescue, the lanes to the east were closed and a Life Flight rescue helicopter was called in.

Henning was flown to the Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, where he is in satisfactory condition.

Grandview truck driver Victor G. Torres Gonzalez, 34, was uninjured.

Both men were buckled up. The state patrol has not established the cause of the crash and is still investigating.

The crash stopped traffic heading east for nearly two hours until 9:30 a.m., resulting in a 3 mile backup on the freeway.

This story was originally published 16.09.2021 9:10 am.

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Cameron Probert covers the breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he attempts to answer readers’ questions about why cops and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.


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