Adams County, WA– The Washington State Patrol responded to a serious injury crash involving two semi-trucks and a passenger car on Eastbound I-90 near milepost 245 in Adams County, WA.
According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, 35-year old Bryon Steik of Everett was traveling Eastbound on I-90 at Milepost 245 in the left lane. He was driving a 2001 Kenworth Semi-Truck. Troopers say STEIK’s vehicle left the roadway to the left, impacting the rock embankment in the center median. The semi then re-entered the roadway, coming to rest facing Westbound in the Eastbound left lane.
An Eastbound 2015 Kenworth Semi being driven by 59-year old Steve Whitney of Concrete, WA collided with the wrong way semi. Then a 2016 Toyota Highlander also traveling Eastbound behind Mr. Whitney collided with his semi. The Highlander was being driven by 68-year old Randy Hendrickson of Ephrata.
Troopers say Mr. Steik was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and he was injured and airlifted by Life Flight to Sacred Heart Medical Center. His Kenworth was totaled and impounded to Pete’s Towing.
Mr. Whitney was not injured. His Kenworth was damaged and impounded to Kellogg’s Towing.
Mr. Hendrickson was not injured and his vehicle was damaged but driven from the scene.
Troopers say drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the crash. The cause of the crash is listed as “Speed to Fast for Conditions.” Mr. Steik has possible charges of Negligent Driving 2nd pending against him.