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ELLENSBURG – A two-vehicle crash on Kittitas Highway on Sunday resulted in three injuries, as confirmed by Chris Whitsett with the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred just after 2:30 p.m., involving a collision between a Nissan Murano and a Kia Sorento, leading to a dramatic rollover.

Details of the Incident

The crash happened when a 22-year-old Spokane man driving a Nissan Murano was traveling south on No. 6 Road. As he approached the intersection with Kittitas Highway, he failed to stop at the stop sign, striking the passenger side of a Kia Sorento. The impact was severe, causing the Kia to veer off the road and overturn, eventually coming to rest on its roof in an adjacent field.

Emergency Response

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office responded promptly to the scene, providing assistance and detailing the sequence of events that led to the accident. The collision’s severity highlights the importance of adhering to traffic signals and maintaining vigilance while driving.

Safety Reminders

This incident serves as a critical reminder of the importance of road safety and adherence to traffic laws. Here are some key safety tips to consider:

  • Observe Traffic Signs: Always pay attention to stop signs, traffic lights, and other road signals.
  • Drive Defensively: Stay alert and be prepared for the unexpected actions of other drivers.
  • Maintain Safe Speed: Adjust your speed according to road conditions and traffic regulations.
  • Use Seat Belts: Ensure all passengers are wearing seat belts to minimize injuries in the event of a collision.


While the injured individuals receive medical attention, this accident on Kittitas Highway underscores the need for cautious and responsible driving. Adhering to traffic regulations and maintaining a high level of awareness on the road can significantly reduce the likelihood of such accidents.

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