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Chelan woman airlifted to Harborview after collision with semi

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KITTITAS COUNTY - A Chelan woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center Monday after her vehicle was struck by a semi in Kittitas County.

Washington State Patrol Troopers said around 2:30 p.m. Jennifer Harris, 44, of Chelan, was driving northbound on SR 97 when she failed to stop at the SR 97 and SR 970 intersection stop sign and was struck by a semi, which did not have a stop sign.

The semi was driven by Vadym Lusygiyan, 22, of Lake Stevens, WA.

Harris’s minivan, a 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan, left the roadway to the right, struck the guardrail and came to rest on the northbound shoulder. The semi came to rest on the southbound shoulder of SR 97 with the trailer blocking the southbound lane.

Lusygiyan was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured.

Harris was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident. 

The accident is pending investigation.

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