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Three Vehicle Crash Sends One to the Hospital

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Centralia Police have released details on a three vehicle crash that occurred Thursday morning at the intersection of East McCord and Airport Road.  

Police say 56-year-old James Weidner of East Olive in Salem was stopped in traffic at the stop light while eastbound on McCord when he was struck in the rear by 65-year-old Gary Roberts of State Route 161 in Centralia.  The impact of the crash pushed the Weidner car forward into a third vehicle that left the scene.  

Roberts was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of injuries.  He was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  The crash occurred at 7:47 Thursday morning.  

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