26-Year-Old Hospitalized after 2-Vehicle Crash near Stevens Pass Summit

STEVENS PASS, WA (November 28, 2022) – Friday, Richie Arroyo was hurt and Jon Kowalczyk was involved in a speeding collision on Highway 12.

The incident occurred around 8:52 a.m., about eight miles east of Stevens Pass summit.

Per reports, Arroyo was driving a 2015 Mitsubishi at excessive speeds when he lost control as he approached an oncoming curve. As a result, the driver of a white 2021 GMC was unable to stop in time and collided with the Mitsubishi.

Crews arrived and transported 26-year-old Richie Arroyo to Central Washington Hospital for further treatment. Officers also cited him for driving too fast for the conditions of the road.

The driver of the GMC, 62-year-old Kowalczyk remained uninjured.

Meanwhile, investigators closed off the surrounding area on Highway 2 for about two and a half hours.

As a driver, operating a vehicle is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Maintain focus on the road and avoid distractions that could easily lead to dangerous collisions. By practicing safe driving habits, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.

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