A Bellingham driver is in serious condition following a rollover crash in Walla Walla County on Tuesday, June 9.
Austin W. Smith, 25, drove a Ford pickup truck east on Highway 12 near Touchet while towing a Pontiac Grand Am around noon, according to the Washington State Patrol. The truck swerved off the roadway and Smith over-corrected, causing the truck to roll over an embankment, troopers said.
Paramedics took Smith to St. Mary's hospital in Walla Walla where he remained Wednesday with serious injuries, a nursing supervisor said.
A passenger, 55-year-old Michelle A. McCallum-Smith of Walla Walla, also had serious injuries and was being transported to Harborview Medical Center on Wednesday evening. Another passenger was uninjured in the crash, the state patrol said.
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The truck was totaled. All three people were wearing seat belts, troopers said.