News Briefs: Dec. 3
Illegal U-turn sends 2 to hospital
GEORGE – Two people were injured on Monday when a driver allegedly tried to make a U-turn on I-90.
At about 2:50 p.m., Daniel W. Greer, 21, of Kent was headed eastbound on the interstate, about four miles west of George, when he decided to make a U-turn near milepost 146, the Washington State Patrol reported.
However, Greer did not stop for oncoming traffic and collided with a car headed eastbound. Greer will be cited for an illegal u-turn/negligent driving in the second degree, the state patrol reported.
Driving the eastbound car was Heidi L. Moon, 42, of North Bend. Both Greer and Moon were transported to Quincy Valley Hospital, according to the state patrol. However, the hospital only listed Moon as having been treated and released.
Fire destroys shop
Firefighters last week responded to a shop on fire at a Quincy farm.
The Nov. 27 fire at 11526 Highway 28 burned a 1,200-square-foot shop owned by Anthony Lutz. The shop had some farm equipment in it. The fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damages, said Bruce Gribble, chief deputy fire marshal. No one was injured.
The fire marshal’s office has declared the fire an accident. The shop had a wood stove, and it appears some wood close to it may have been ignited, Gribble said.