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Woman Injured in 2-Vehicle Collision in Toppenish

The Washington State Patrol says a Toppenish woman was injured last night following a two-vehicle collision involving another driver who was allegedly under the influence on North Meyers Road.

46-year-old Imelda Ramirez was driving northbound just after 6 p.m. when another vehicle driven by 21-year-old Rafael Rodriguez of Toppenish crossed the center line and struck Ramirez.

Both vehicles came to a rest on the center line.

Rodriguez fled the scene and was immediately apprehended.

Troopers say drugs or alcohol were a factor and that the cause is under investigation and charges are pending.

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