David M Westhart Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Kennewick, WA

December 21, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
David M. Westhart
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Washington State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Hildebrand Blvd
Injuries Sustained

Non-life-threatening injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-truck ran red light, colliding with victims vehicle

Victims Transported To
Trios Southridge Hospital

What Happened

Washington State Police released the name of the man injured in an accident involving a semi-truck on December 21st, 2018 in Kennewick, WA. 49-year-old David M. Westhart was injured when a semi-truck driven by 57-year-old Valery V. Melnikov reportedly ran a red light and collided with Westhart's vehicle. Westhurt suffered multiple injuries in the accident and was taken to Trios Southridge Hospital. Melnikov was arrested on charges of vehicular assault and hit-and-run from an injury accident.

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