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Two sent to KVH following SR97 car trailer collision


A Monday collision on SR 97 between a semi-truck and trailer and a 1997 Honda sent an Oregon woman and a 5-year old girl to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The accident occurred around 2:20 p.m. near milepost 33, 21 miles north of Goldendale.

According to the State Patrol report, the truck, driven by Harvey G. Bowser, 37, of Tolleson, Ariz. was rounding a bend heading north on SR97. Kayla M. Bettles, 25, of Chilloquin, Ore. was southbound entering the bend in the road. Bettles’ car drifted across the center line and struck the rear wheels of the trailer, causing the car to spin into the guardrail along the northbound lane, coming to rest in that lane, heading south.

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