Man killed in head-on crash within Hanford site identified

Officials have identified the man who died in a deadly crash this morning in Hanford.

Benton County Coroner Bill Leach said the 56-year-old Rajaopal Ganapathy of Richland was killed in the head-on crash that happened just after 6 a.m. He worked at Hanford.

According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, it happened within the Hanford site on Route 4 near Army Loop Road. A vehicle was traveling northbound and switched lanes to pass several cars.

It eventually collided with another car that was heading southbound.

Ganapathy died in the crash and the other driver was transported to Kadlec with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies have not said which car Ganapathy was inside of at the time of the crash.