Two Injured In Accident Near Dallesport

Two people were taken to hospitals after a two-car accident on Highway 197 about a half-mile east of Dallesport on Sunday evening.  According to the Washington State Patrol, a van driven by 36-year-old Kate Alvarez of The Dalles was northbound on Highway 197 at about 7:25 p.m. Sunday when the van crossed the center dividing line.  A southbound car driven by 51-year-old Ladana Wright of Lyle attempted to avoid the van by driving into the southbound ditch, but the two vehicles collided head-on in the ditch.  The WSP says Alvarez was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland and Wright to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles for treatment of injuries.  The WSP report indicates the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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