By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Grain truck crashes into canal


Tom Mohr | Submitted Photo

Colfax Fire & EMS respond to the crashed grain truck, July 13.

COLFAX - A grain truck coming down East Canyon Street from the direction of Palouse crashed into the Colfax canal, passing Greg's Electrical, 202 South Main Street, on the morning of Wednesday, July 12.

Colfax Police Chief Bruce Blood confirmed that the driver was Kevin Llamas, 22, of Mesa, Washington, and broke his right wrist.

Blood stated that one of the brakes on the truck was completely inoperable, and the other three were out of adjustment, so they wouldn't press against the brake drum when the driver pushed it.

He explained that a third of the brakes were not operational or usable,...

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