Washington State Patrol

One Injured in U.S. Highway 12 Crash East of Morton

By The Chronicle

A motorcyclist was injured Thursday after the driver of an SUV reportedly failed to yield the right of way on U.S. Highway 12 east of Morton, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol. 

The crash was reported at 3:49 p.m. Thursday. Troopers responded to a report of the crash at mile marker 113 of the highway. 

According to a State Patrol report, a gray 2013 Ford Escape driven by Griffin S. Running, 23, of Maple Valley, was headed east on U.S. Highway 12 when the vehicle made a left turn while reportedly failing to yield the right of way to an oncoming motorcycle. 

The motorcycle was identified as a 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden by Charles F. McGhee, 65, of Spokane. McGhee was injured and transported to Morton General Hospital. 

Running was not injured. He was cited on suspicion of failing to yield the right of way. 

Drugs or alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.