Kittitas County, WA: At around 10:30 a.m. this morning, Troopers with Washington State Patrol and a local fire department responded to a two vehicle crash on State Route 97 at Milepost 158 (5 miles south of Blewett Pass).
When Troopers arrived, they found two vehicles both with heavy damage. The driver of the SUV was still trapped in the drivers seat of the vehicle.
Due to the location of the crash as well as the injuries one of the drivers sustained, he was flown by Airlift Northwest to a trauma center with severe injuries.
During the crash investigation the highway was fully blocked, the roadway was reopened not long ago.
The cause of the crash was due to unsafe passing on an icy roadway. We have reached out to the Washington State Patrol to see if the at cause driver will be cited or even charged with any crimes.
We will update you when we know more.