Washington State Patrol

Four Injured in Interstate 5 Crash South of Chehalis

By The Chronicle

Four people were injured Saturday in a crash on Interstate 5 south of Chehalis caused by following too close, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The crash was reported at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at milepost 60 of northbound I-5.

According to a report from the state patrol, two vehicles — a white 2015 Nissan Sentra and a silver 2014 Chevrolet Silverado truck — were heading north in the same lane when the truck slowed for traffic.

The Nissan, driven by Javier A. Espinoza, 36, of Portland, reportedly hit the jersey barrier to the left of its lane before striking the truck from behind.

Espinoza was not injured, according to the state patrol.

The driver of the truck, Brandon L. Walton, 43, of Vancouver, and three passengers, Lynn R. Kneeland, 42, of Portland; Jamie L. Walton, 40, of Vancouver; and Tyrone D. Green, 51, of Vancouver, were all injured and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital.

Espinoza was cited for following too close, according to the state patrol. Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash.