Four people were injured in a collision late Friday night on Highway 12 in Rochester.
The two-car collision occurred about 8:42 p.m. at milepost 43. According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver of a red Chevrolet pickup truck attempted to pass a silver GMC Yukon, and ended up striking the vehicle.
Both vehicles came to a stop off the roadway. The road was closed for four hours as troopers investigated the scene.
The truck’s two occupants were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The truck’s driver, a 22-year-old Centralia man, was arrested on charges of DUI and vehicular assault after troopers observed signs of alcohol impairment, said Trooper Guy Gill. The passenger, a 20-year-old Centralia woman, had serious injuries, Gill said. Their condition is unknown at this time.
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The two female occupants of the Yukon suffered minor injuries in the accident, Gill said. They were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital.