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Boise man injured in crash south of Mesa


Last updated 4/14/2022 at 1:23pm

MESA — An Idaho driver was injured Tuesday, April 12, after his car slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer on southbound U.S. Highway 395.

Matthew C. Campbell, 39, of Boise, Idaho, was transported to a Pasco hospital following the 5:55 a.m. crash near Milepost 42, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Campbell was cited for second-degree negligent driving, the report said.

At the time of the crash, Campbell was southbound in a 2008 Lexus three miles south of the city when he rear-ended a 2006 Peterbilt truck towing a 2022 TTMI trailer, the patrol reported.

The driver of the truck, Jose L. Marmolejo Arias, 63, of Kennewick, was wearing a seatbelt and not injured, the patrol reported. Campbell was not wearing a seatbelt.

The cause of the crash was inattention, the patrol reported.

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