Car Crashes Into Columbia River, Causes Brush Fire

WENATCHEE, Wash., Aug. 15, 2022 — A car started a brush fire after crashing into the Columbia River on Sunday.

The crash occurred after the vehicle left northbound US 97A.

The driver was able to escape and has been transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeremy Weber said.

The “driver will be cited for reckless driving,” Weber said.

The vehicle was later floated to Lincoln Rock State Park for recovery while the Washington State Department of Ecology assisted.

The crash blocked the highway for 45 minutes while traffic alternated in one lane.

Meanwhile, “a non-life-threatening serious injury motorcycle collision happened in the back [of the first crash] at MP 207,” Weber said in an update.

The Washington State Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control, and both scenes have been fully open.

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