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Semi crashes at 4th and Main, damages nine vehicles

DAYTON–A Post Falls, Id., truck driver was injured when the 2020 Freightliner semi truck and trailer he was driving veered off Main Street, struck a parked car, went through the intersection at 4th Street, and struck several cars before coming to an abrupt stop against a concrete retaining wall by Goff's Used Cars Monday, November 18,.

Mark J. Diefenderfer, 55, was transported to Dayton General Hospital with injuries after allegedly falling asleep, according to the Washington State Patrol. Diefenderfer was charged with Negligent Driving 2nd Degree.

The Freightliner was eastbound on SR 12/Main Street as it approached 4th Street in downtown Dayton, first sideswiping a 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser parked in the 400 block. It proceeded through the intersection, striking the stop sign and street sign, and seven other vehicles in Goff's parking area.

One vehicle was pushed into a supporting piller for the building's drive-through cover.

The 2020 Freightliner was totaled and towed by Kyle's Towing. The 2014 Toyota received reportable damage, as did a 1972 Chevrolet tow truck and a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass, both parked at Goff's, and were towed by Kyle's Towing.

Also damaged were a 1997 Buick LeSabre, 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 2013 Toyota Yaris, a 1986 Ford Bronco, a 2008 Subaru Legacy and a 1976 Chevrolet pickup. All were left at the scene.