Vehicular assault charge could follow state Highway 112 wreck in Sekiu

SEKIU — A 39-year-old man from Kimberly, Idaho, could face a vehicular assault charge after injuring himself and a 12-year-old passenger in a wreck on state Highway 112 early Monday morning.

The driver, Brandon Mason, was transported to Forks Community Hospital to be treated for his injuries and the female passenger was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, according to the State Patrol.

The wreck was first reported at 1:52 a.m. at state Highway 112 and Front Street in Sekiu.

Mason, who was not wearing a seat belt, was speeding and failed to negotiate a curve, striking an embankment, according to the State Patrol.

The road was fully blocked for 4½ hours.

Mason is expected to be charged with vehicular assault, driving under the influence, according to the State Patrol.

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