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Two girls injured in crash

Pasco man may face charges

KENNEWICK — A Pasco man may be facing charges following a June 20 crash that injured two girls on the Kennewick side of the blue bridge.

Jesse Moctezuma Chino, 25, of Pasco, was northbound on U.S. Highway 395 on the bridge at about 9:12 p.m. when his 2000 Honda Accord struck a northbound tractor trailer, the Washington State Patrol reported. The tractor-trailer, a 2025 Freightliner towing a 2015 utility trailer, was driven by Nolan G. Williams of Albany, Ore.

Neither Williams nor Chino was injured in the crash, the patrol reported. However, two children in Chino's vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital.

The Washington State Patrol failed to report the names of the children, although they are public record under state law. The children were two girls, ages 4 and 6.

All four people were wearing seatbelts, the patrol reported.

Troopers believe either alcohol or drugs may have been a factor; the crash remains under investigation.

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