A pickup driver traveling the wrong way on a Washington interstate caused a “serious injury” crash on Sunday.
The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. on October 16 in Benton County, Washington.
Pickup driver Roberto Ramirez, 37, was driving east in the westbound lanes of I-82 at mile marker 105 when he collided with a semi truck driver by Emil Karimov, 53, resulting in what Washington State Trooper C. Thorson called a “serious injury collision.”
Both Ramirez and Karimov were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Local news outlets report that charges are pending against Ramirez.
Police are still investigating the crash.
Traffic alert in Benton County: WSP is on scene of a pickup truck vs. semi truck, serious injury collision on I-82 near Dallas Road, milepost 105. The causing vehicle was traveling wrong way prior to the crash. Westbound lanes are completely blocked. pic.twitter.com/Qzo2eyqeIo
— Trooper C. Thorson (@wspd3pio) October 16, 2022