TONASKET – Two north county residents were injured when a tire blew on their pickup truck and caused the vehicle to rollover about four miles south of Tonasket on SR97.
On Wednesday, Sept. 24 around 6: 30 p.m. the truck, driven by Thomas J. Silverthorn, 19, Tonasket, was heading northbound when the tire blew out and the vehicle lost control. The truck hit the guardrail, rolled over and landed at the bottom of an embankment, according to the report filed by Washington State Patrol Trooper Lovell.
Silverthorn and his passenger, Tyler J. Armstrong, 21, Oroville, were both wearing seat belts at the time. They were also transported by ambulance to North Valley Hospital in Tonasket for treatment of their injuries, according to Lovell.
Lovell listed the cause of the accident as defective equipment. No charges are being filed.