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Driver airlifted to hospital in central Washington crash

MATTAWA, Wash. -  

A driver was airlifted to a hospital on Tuesday when another driver failed to stop in a construction zone, causing a crash. 

According to Washington State Patrol, 62-year-old Gaspar Mendoza was driving southbound on State Route 243 when he stopped at a construction zone near milepost 23. Alejandro Buenrostro, 43, was also driving southbound on State Route 243 when he failed to stop and his car struck Mendoza's. 

Mendoza was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. 

The accident is under investigation.  


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