Two-Car Crash on State Route 397 Hospitalized One

KENNEWICK, WA (December 22, 2021) – 48-year-old Gerald Sleater was injured Friday morning, after a two-vehicle collision on SR-397.

The incident happened around 10:40 a.m., December 10th, on State Route 397 near Columbia Drive.

According to reports, a 2013 Hyundai Accent driver failed to yield to the right of way while turning and struck a 1930 Ford Model Coupe. The Hyundai driver was identified as Benjamin S. Kofoed, 45, of Glennwood.

Responding officers identified Sleater as the driver of the For. Reports indicate that he was not wearing a seatbelt prior the crash. As a result, medics rushed him to Trios Health Center for treatment of his injuries.

Meanwhile, Kofoed, did not suffer any injuries and police cited him for failing to yield. At this time, Kennewick police continue to investigate the crash and will release updates once available.

When operating a vehicle, it is your responsibility to maintain focus on the road at all times. This is especially important when driving through a busy intersection, a neighborhood, or a parking lot. By doing so, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.

When operating a vehicle, it is your responsibility to maintain focus on the road at all times. This is especially important when driving through a busy intersection, a neighborhood, or a parking lot. By doing so, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.


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