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Three Injured in Accident South of Tonasket

Jan 06, 2011

Three people were injured Wednesday morning, when the driver lost control on the ice about four miles south of Tonasket on Highway 97.

According the Washington State Patrol, the driver, 46-year-old Lora J. Beseau, of Tonasket, was northbound when she lost control on the snow- and ice-covered roadway. The pickup rolled, coming to rest on its left side in the northbound ditch.

Beseau suffered facial and arm lacerations. Her passengers, 20-year-old Dan A. Trueba-Clark, of Omak and 5-month-old Jake C. Clark were also injured.

Trueba-Clark suffered head lacerations and the infant received bruises. All three were taken to North Valley Hospital

The State Patrol says Trueba-Clark, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected. The report also states that Clark was in an infant seat, but it was improperly fastened into the vehicle.

Beseau was wearing her seatbelt.

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