Lower Valley

Collision on State Route 97 Kills Two

Two people on a motorcycle were killed in a collision near Wapato last night.

The Washington State Patrol says 17 year old Omar Delgado was southbound on State Route 97 at Jones Road when he struck a pickup in the intersection.  Both Delgado and his passenger, 21 year old Yaritza Lopez, were taken to Yakima Regional Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Both were wearing helmets. 

The driver of the pickup was not injured.  The cause of the crash is under investigation.  It's unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.

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