Three-car crash on Highway 9 sends 2 to hospital

A 19-year-old caused a three-car crash Tuesday morning, Dec. 23 that sent him and another driver to the hospital with minor injuries, the Washington State Patrol said.

Caelin L. Haskew, 19, was driving a Chevrolet Impala southbound on Highway 9 near Acme around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday when he crossed the center line and hit two vehicles driving northbound. One car, a Honda Civic, was hit head-on and rolled into a ditch off the road, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The driver of the Honda, 23-year-old Raven L. Antiste from Ferndale, was sent to St. Joseph hospital along with Haskew. The injuries were not serious, according to Washington State Patrol spokesman Travis Shearer.

Both the Chevrolet and Impala were impounded by ASAP towing.

The third vehicle involved was a box truck driven by 61-year-old Michael R. Shipley of Sedro-Woolley. He was uninjured.

The Washington State Patrol said Haskew will be charged with reckless driving for speeding and crossing the center line. Shearer said Haskew was not believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. All drivers were wearing seat belts.