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One Arrested, Two Hurt in Wreck Northwest of Centralia

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Two people were injured and the driver arrested when a pickup truck crashed near the intersection of Linn and Gary Street just northwest of Centralia.  

Marion County Sheriff's Deputies say the truck driven by 30-year-old Travis Pitchford of Fairway Drive in Centralia ended up on its side.  Pitchford was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  He remained in the Marion County Jail Sunday morning.

Two passengers, 16-year-old Jessica Smith and 14-year-old Scottie Smith, were taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Deputies say Pitchford initially denied being the driver, but statements from a witness and one of the passengers indicated he was allegedly behind the wheel when the crash occurred at 7:28 Saturday night.  

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