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Pickup Truck Rear Ends Tractor, Driver Hospitalized

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YAKIMA, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a man from Texas is preparing for surgery in the hospital Tuesday morning following a car crash earlier in the week.

Troopers say 29-year-old Austin Sierra of Amarillo, Texas and 65-year-old Otho Riggs of Ellensburg were each driving in heavy traffic on Interstate I82 near Yakima Avenue. Troopers say Riggs had been driving a Kenworth Tractor, and when he slowed down, Sierra rear ended him with his pickup truck.

Paramedics airlifted Sierra to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The nursing supervisor didn't have any information on his current condition.

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