PULLMAN, WA - A three vehicle crash on US195 south of Pullman resulted in four being transported to area hospitals on Thursday evening. According to the Washington State Patrol, a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling north near where the highway meets the Johnson Cutoff Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle on the icy roadway and crossed into the southbound lane, striking a 2002 Ford Explorer on it's passenger side. A 2015 Toyota RAV4 that was also traveling south, behind the Explorer, was then struck head-on by the Trailblazer.
The driver of the Trailblazer, 54-year-old Maria Sileoni of Pullman, was transported to Pullman Regional Hospital. Sileoni's passenger, 52-year-olf Raul Esponosa Gonzalez of Pullman, was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. The driver of the Ford Explorer, 57-year-old Jeffrey Tietjen, was not injured. Passenger 55-year-old Mary Tietjen, was transported to Pullman Regional Hospital. Another passenger, 30-year-old Rachel Tietjen of Colton, was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. The driver of the RAV4, 32-year-old Lacey Fitzpatrick of Rathdrum, and a 2-year-old passenger were not injured. All vehicle occupants were wearing a seatbelt. The Ford Explorer and RAV4 were totaled. The crash is still under investigation. The highway was closed for several hours.