Life Flight transports driver to hospital after accident near Newport

Published On: Jul 26 2013 08:06:10 AM PDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2013 11:16:54 AM PDT
NEWPORT, Wash. -

WSP reports a driver is being flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane via Life Flight after a driver collided with a tree near Newport Friday morning.

The accident occurred at an unknown time in Pend Oreile County on State Route 2, nine miles west of Newport.

The driver was heading southbound on Stat Route 2, when WSP says the vehicle crossed into the northbound lane, left the road and crashed into a tree.

WSP says drugs or alcohol was involved in the accident.

The road is not blocked and the scene has been cleared.

The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.