One Seriously Injured in Pearl Street Intersection Crash Wednesday Morning

By The Chronicle

One woman was seriously injured when her vehicle, containing three children, collided with a dump truck Wednesday morning in the north end of Centralia.

The crash was reported at 7:25 a.m. at the intersection of North Pearl Street and Reynolds Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. 

A minivan with four occupants and a dump truck collided, Chief Mike Kytta, of the Riverside Fire Authority, told The Chronicle. 

The crash is under investigation by the Centralia Police Department. 

The driver of the truck was not injured.

The three children in the minivan were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital as a precaution, Kytta said. 

“There was one child that had a facial injury but did not appear to be serious in nature,” he said 

The female driver of the minivan was injured and pinned in the vehicle after the crash. 

“The mother had more serious injuries. It looked as though the damage was much greater on her side of the vehicle,” Kytta said. 

The woman was pinned by the dashboard and rear passenger door.

“It was a bit of a complex extrication, but we were successful in getting that door removed … and the dash pushed up off her legs,” Kytta said. 

The woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.