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Driver killed in Sunnyside wrong-way crash identified

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol has released the name of the driver killed in a Thursday night crash.

Troopers say 43-year-old Raul Lopez-Hernandez was driving west in the eastbound lanes on I-82, about a mile away from Sunnyside. He crashed into another car head-on, according to a press release.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second car was sent to Kadlec Regional Medical Center.

The cause is under investigation. It's not known if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.


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