Four Injured in Highway 155 Crash

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Four area people were injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash about 4 miles East of Omak. A State Patrol report says it happened around 4 pm on Highway 155 when an SUV driven by 74 year old Bill Kruse of Chelan collided head-on with a pickup driven by 64 year old H.R. Van Brunt of Omak. Both drivers were injured as were two passengers riding in Kruse vehicle. They were identified as 75 year old William Eldred of Wenatchee and Seth Meros, 18, of Cashmere. All were transported to Mid Valley Hospital in Omak. Kruse was cited for driving too fast for the icy conditions.

 

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DATE: 20161209    TIME: 1559    INV UNIT: 965 – TROOPER J DELANO
LOCATION:S155 MP76 – 4 MILES EAST OF OMAK
COUNTY:OKANOGAN    COLLISION REPORT NUMBER:SECTOR   CASE FILE:
NBR VEH: 02    CARS: 02    TRUCKS: 00    MOTORCYCLES: 00   PEDESTRIANS: 00
NBR INJ: 04    DECEASED: 00              DRUGS OR ALCOHOL INVOLVED: NO
———————————-PERSON(S) INVOLVED—————————-
NAME: KRUSE, WILLIAM H    AGE: 74 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A
CITY: CHELAN  DRIVER VEH 01  BELT/HELMET: YES-RESTRAINT USED
INJ/DISP: INJURED – TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO MID VALLEY HOSPITAL
VEH1: GREEN FORD EXPEDITION
DAMAGE/DISP: TOTALLED – IMPOUNDED TO RANDYS TOWING
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NAME: VAN BRUNT, H R    AGE: 64 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A
CITY: OMAK  DRIVER VEH 02  BELT/HELMET: YES-RESTRAINT USED
INJ/DISP: INJURED – TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO MID VALLEY HOSPITAL
VEH2: WHITE 2011 FORD F150 PICKUP
DAMAGE/DISP: TOTALLED – IMPOUNDED TO RANDYS TOWING
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NAME: ELDRED, WILLIAM F    AGE: 75 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A
CITY: WENATCHEE  PASSENGER VEH 01  BELT/HELMET: YES-RESTRAINT USED
INJ/DISP: INJURED – TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO MID VALLEY HOSPITAL
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NAME: MEROS, SETH E    AGE: 18 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A
CITY: CASHMERE  PASSENGER VEH 01  BELT/HELMET: YES-RESTRAINT USED
INJ/DISP: INJURED – TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO MID VALLEY HOSPITAL
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————————————-DESCRIPTION——————————–
VEHICLE ONE WAS SOUTHBOUND SR155, VEHICLE TWO WAS NORTHBOUND SR155,
VEHICLE ONE CROSSED CENTER LINE STRUCK VEHICLE TWO
HEAD ON, VEHICLE ONE CAME TO REST BLOCKING THE ROADWAY,
VEHICLE TWO CAME TO REST IN THE NORTHBOUND DITCH.
—————————————CAUSE————————————
SPEED TOO FAST FOR CONDTITIONS
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SPEED TOO FAST DRIVER ONE