One Killed, One Injured in Weekend Accident

One Killed, One Injured in Weekend Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - A California man is dead and another person was injured in an afternoon accident in Midland County.

The accident happened on Business 20 and LaForce around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a semi-truck was stopped at a stop sign on the service road and a 2001 Dodge Ram was stopped behind the semi-truck.

We're told the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado failed to control speed and rear ended the Dodge Ram.

The impact of the collision caused the Dodge Ram to crash into the semi-truck.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, 36-year-old Johnny Chalo Contreras of Oak View, California, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Silverado, 65-year-old Bruce Ronald Peterson of Lagrande, Oregon, was determined to be intoxicated and was charged with intoxication manslaughter.