JOYCE, WA – Seven people were injured after two cars collided on State Highway 112 near Joyce last Tuesday evening.
According to Peninsula Daily News, the incident began when an eastbound vehicle slowed to make a left turn near Salt Creek Bridge off Highway 112. The driver of a Chevrolet Trailblazer attempted to pass the turning vehicle by merging into the westbound lanes, where it entered the path of a Ford Expedition. The driver of the Expedition was unable to dodge the Trailblazer, and the two vehicles collided.
Six people from the Trailblazer and the driver of the Expedition were injured. Three of the seven people injured were children. Two children sustained critical injuries and were airlifted to a Seattle hospital.
Matthew T. Hertz was identified as the driver of the Trailblazer. He was arrested for investigation of two counts of vehicular assault and three counts of reckless endangerment. His first court appearance was scheduled for today at 3 p.m.
Currently, it is not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
Both lanes of Highway 112 were closed for several hours to assist the injured and clean up the wreck. The Trailblazer and Expedition were both totaled.
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