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KELA News Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Kelso man injured and charged with negligent driving

A Kelso man was injured when his car left the roadway off Interstate 5 yesterday morning near Napavine at around 6AM.  According to the Washington State Patrol 29-year-old Chad R. Fredricks was traveling southbound and attempted a lane change when his vehicle left the roadway, crossing the off-ramp at Rush Road and coming to rest in a field.  Fredricks was injured in the crash and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital.  Responding troopers describe his Subaru Legacy as totaled.  The cause of the crash was determined to be driver inattention and Fredricks was charged with 2nd degree Negligent Driving.

Woman injured in car vs. power pole collision

An Onalaska woman was injured during a car vs power pole collision yesterday afternoon.  According to the Washington State Patrol 51 year old Donna Marker was travelling eastbound on SR508 just west of Gish road around 5pm when the vehicle she was driving drifted into the westbound ditch, struck a power pole, then rolled over coming to rest on it’s top.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle in the crash and was lifeflighted to Harborview Medical Center.  The cause of the crash was crossing the centerline, the driver was under the influence, and charges are pending.

Thanksgiving closures

All city, county, state and federal government offices will be closed on Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving and many will also be closed on Friday.  There will be no mail delivery on Thursday.  All schools are closed both Thursday and Friday as are all Timberland Regional Library branches.  Libraries will reopen on Saturday or their next regularly scheduled day.  Banks and financial institutions will also be closed Thursday.  Both Twin Transit and Intercity Transit will not be providing bus service on Thanksgiving.  There will be regular residential and commercial garbage and recycle collection but the trucks may be around earlier than usual so you are asked to have your carts out by 6 AM.

Law enforcement will increase DUI patrols beginning today

Law enforcement agencies statewide will be taking part in extra DUI patrols beginning today and will continue through the holiday season until January 1, 2015.  According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission the extra patrols are part of Target Zero, which strives to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.

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