DUI suspect from Walla Walla crashes into, kills Kennewick driver

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PC: Washington State Patrol

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. – Washington State Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal DUI crash in Benton County.

According to officials, on Friday night, 42-year-old Jesus Chavez of Walla Walla was driving on SR-14, just east of Paterson, when he crossed the centerline and hit another car.

The driver of the other car, 68-year old Manuel Guajardo from Kennewick was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chavez was also injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

WSP troopers suspect Chavez was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Criminal charges are pending.

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