Amy Days, Colleen Martin, and Burton “Paul” Turner Hospitalized in Highway 28 Accident
SOAP LAKE, WA (January 30, 2018) – A four car collision at the intersection of Highway 28 and Highway 17 hospitalized three people around 10:13 AM on Tuesday morning.
Amy Days, 39, was driving a 2014 Jeep Wrangler, when she failed to stop at an intersection and t-boned a 2010 Honda Element on its passenger side. 79-year-old Wilson Creek woman, Colleen Martin, was driving west through the intersection when she was hit.
The Jeep then hit two other eastbound cars waiting in the left turn lanes to turn onto Highway 17, and landed on its top. One of the cars was a 2014 Ford Focus, driven by 58-year-old Grand Coulee man, Burton “Paul” Turner. The other car was a 2013 Chevrolet Express G25 van, driven by 39-year-old Quincy man, Shane Hobson. Martin and Days were taken to the Columbia Basin Hospital for unknown injuries. Turner, the superintendent of the Grand Coulee Dam School District, went to the Samaritan Hospital for precautionary reasons, and was reported to be doing well with just a sore neck. Hobson was not injured in the accident.
State Trooper Brian Moore says that they do not believe that drugs or alcohol were factors in this accident. The highway was closed for several hours for investigation, with a local detour in place to reroute traffic; the intersection was reopened around 1 PM. Days was charged with failure to yield.
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