Police Arrest Jose Cruz-Costa in Orondo Crash on Highway 97
Orondo, WA (January 19, 2021) – On Monday, authorities arrested Jose Cruz-Costa in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97.
The Orondo accident took place at about 7:30 a.m. south of the Beebe Bridge.
Apparently, Cruz-Costa was driving northbound in a Chevy S10 pickup when he lost control of his vehicle on the icy road.
His vehicle went into the oncoming lane and struck a GMC Sierra head-on driven by 50-year-old Ramon Gonzalez Vasquez of Chelan.
“Basically the roads were slick this morning. What I see a lot of, especially with these smaller, older pickups like the S10, if you don’t have any weight in the back and don’t have snow tires, you’re a spinning top.” explained WSP Trooper John Bryant, “There’s nothing in those pickups and they will spin around like a top if you don’t drive a lot slower or not at all.”
Immediately, responders treated both drivers at the scene.
Later on, authorities arrested Cruz-Costa for not having a valid driver’s license and driving too fast. Also, for not having insurance.
Meanwhile, as the crews were cleaning the crash site, there was also a minor rear-end crash at about 7:43 A.M.
Furthermore, to avoid being involved in an accident, one must practice safe driving habits on the road at all times.
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