A wreck on State Route 12 in Malone involving two semi trucks injured both drivers and damaged two homes and a residential camper trailer Friday afternoon.
Grays Harbor Fire District 5 posted as fire units arrived on the scene shortly after noon they found a jackknifed semi tanker hauler in the roadway and another semi truck and trailer that had gone off the roadway into a residential structure. The Elma Fire District and Grays Harbor Fire District 1 also responded to the scene.
According to a State Patrol report, an International semi with two tanker trailers was eastbound at milepost 25 when it veered across the center line into the path of a westbound Kenworth semi with one trailer. The tanker rig jackknifed in the roadway while the Kenworth continued through a fence, two houses and the camper trailer. Photos from the scene show heavy damage to at least one of the homes and the camper trailer.
Both truck drivers were injured. The tanker driver, a 32-year-old Onalaska man, was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia. The Kenworth driver, a 63-year-old South Prairie man, was taken to Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma. Their conditions were not immediately available. No other injuries were reported.
The Onalaska man was cited for second-degree negligent driving due to inattention, according to the Fire District 5 report.