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UNION GAP, Wash. — State troopers say a man was injured after his car was rear-ended by a semitrailer near Union Gap.

Daniel Cavnar, 43, of Selah was heading east in a Nissan Versa on Interstate 82 around 8:20 a.m. when he slowed for road construction 1 mile east of Union Gap, according to a Washington State Patrol news release.

Miguel Flores, 37, of Grandview was following Cavnar in a semi with double trailers, didn’t slow down and rear-ended Cavnar, troopers said.

Cavnar was taken to Virginia Mason Memorial hospital in Yakima, where he was treated and released.

Flores was expected to be cited for following Cavnar too close, according to troopers. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, according to the release. Drugs and alcohol were not a factor, troopers said.