3 hurt after vehicle blows stop sign near Warden; alcohol or drugs suspected

WARDEN, Wash. — Three people were hurt late Friday night after Washington State Patrol (WSP) said a vehicle ran a stop sign and hit another vehicle west of Warden.

According to police, 25-year-old Timothy Johnson, of Moses Lake, was driving northbound on Hwy. 17, coming up on Road 6 just before 11:30 p.m. when he failed to stop for a stop sign, and hit a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Anastasia Ramirez, of Moses Lake.

Johnson was taken to a hospital and will face charges of vehicular assault. Cortney Clark, 20, of Moses Lake, was a passenger in Johnson’s vehicle who was also hurt and taken to a hospital. A third passenger, 18-year-old Brandon Bond, of Warden, was not hurt, according to police.

Ramirez was also taken to a hospital for injuries. WSP said drugs or alcohol were suspected to be a factor in the crash.