One vehicle was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the freeway before crashing head-on into oncoming traffic

Benton County Wrong-way crash
2 Dead, 2 Injured in Wrong-Crash on I-82 near Benton City

Benton County, Wash. – Two people were killed and two others were taken to the hospital after a wrong-way driver collided with oncoming traffic on 82 Freeway in Benton County early Sunday morning, according to Washington State Patrol.

The deadly crash happened around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, November 12, on Interstate 82 near milepost 99, just east of Benton City.

Troopers say an Audi RS3 was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the freeway before it collided head-on with a Chevy Silverado. The Silverado was then struck by two other vehicles – a pickup truck and an SUV.

Two people – the driver of the Audi and the driver of the Chevy Silverado – sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV and his passenger were taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in unknown condition.

Preliminary investigation showed that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the deadly crash.

Eastbound I-82 was shut down for several hours at the Benton City exit 96 as troopers investigated the incident and cleared the scene.

Impaired Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a major cause of car accidents. Impaired driving is dangerous and exposes the impaired driver and other road users to the risk of being injured or killed in a traffic collision. An impaired driver is likely to cause a crash because the use of alcohol and drugs impairs vision, judgment, and reaction time.

Some common types of collisions caused by DUI suspects include wrong-way collisions, head-on crashes, and speeding accidents.

If a collision involving a DUI suspect results in injury or death, the consequences are severe and may include long jail terms or heavy fines.

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