SUNNYSIDE — A rear end collision at the intersection of State Route 241 (Sunnyside-Mabton Highway) and Willowcrest Road resulted in charges of following to close for a Mabton woman Tuesday, July 30, according to a Washington State Patrol report.

State troopers cited Teresa S. Vargas, 48, with following too close just after 2 p.m., after her 2007 Kia Sorento SUV struck a 1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager Van, driven by Jose A. Rebollar-Molina, who was injured in the crash.

Both vehicles were southbound on State Route 241 when Rebollar-Molina vehicle slowed to turn left onto Willowcrest Rd. Vargas’ vehicle failed to stop striking the other car.

Rebollar-Molina was taken by ambulance to Astria Sunnyside Hospital.

Vargas’ car was totaled at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle was uninjured.

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