2 people injured in a crash near Arlington


The importance of wearing a seat belts helped the outcome of a two-vehicle collision Wednesday when one of the vehicles rolled once at the intersection of county roads 9 and 28 north of Arlington.

Washington County sheriff's deputies and Arlington and Kennard rescue personnel responded to the scene.

Hope Benne, 35, of Craig, was going southbound on CR 9 in her sedan and Trevor Cooley, 18, of Kennard, was driving his pickup truck eastbound on CR 28 when the crash occurred.

Sgt. Brian Spilinek said Cooley was unable to stop and came out onto CR 9 where the vehicles collided. Cooley's truck rolled one time.

"It's a blessing he was wearing a seatbelt. That could have very easily been more tragic," Spilinek said.

Benne was transported to Methodist Fremont Health and released with no visible injuries. Cooley had minor injuries and was not transported, according to the deputy.

Airbags were deployed. Cooley was cited for a stop sign violation.


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