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Collision at intersection sends Wapato woman to hospital


A Sunday morning accident at the upper, west junction of Highway 97 and Highway 14, sent one person to the hospital.

Around 8:12 a.m., Patricia A. McGarity, 53, of Wapato, was heading west on Highway 14, stopped at the stop sign where Highway 14 bends north to become Highway 97. A 1990 Freightliner truck towing two trailers was eastbound on Highway 14. As the truck made the turn, McGarity pulled out and struck the truck on the passenger side door, according to the Washington State Patrol report. McGarity was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center with chest pains. The driver of the truck, Donald L. Stubbs, of Sunnyside, was uninjured and able to drive from the scene.

Both drivers were...

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