Moses Lake Accident Injures Clare Roylance and Clinton Pettey of Kennewick
Moses Lake, WA (May 15, 2021) – On Thursday, 73-year-old Clare Roylance of Warden and 38-year-old Clinton Pettey of Kennewick were injured in a vehicle crash on State Route 17.
The accident took place at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Road 2 Southeast.
Officers said Pettey in a Chevy Suburban turned left onto southbound when he did not notice a Ram 15-hundred truck, driven Roylance approaching in the northbound lane.
An officer said, “The vehicles collided in the intersection. The southbound shoulder and the lane were blocked. Roylance was injured and eventually airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.” “Pettey was also injured and transported to Samaritan Hospital.”
Officers cited Clinton for failure to yield the right of way.
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