Mattawa Crash Results In Critical Injuries

A driver was airlifted to a Wenatchee hospital after a car-semi crash on State Route 243 near Mattawa. Police say the driver identified as Gaspar Mendoza from Mattawa was heading southbound when he hit a guardrail then slammed into the back of the semi. First responders extracted Mendoza from the wreckage. The truck wasn’t damaged and its driver wasn’t hurt. Both lanes of traffic were closed for around two hours but reopened by 1 p.m.