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Woman killed in Toppenish DUI crash

TOPPENINSH, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a woman and sent a man to the hospital.

Troopers arrived on the scene of the crash at State Route 97 near Larue Road just south of Toppeninsh around 1:40 a.m. Monday morning.

It appears the driver, 25-year-old Uriel Vasquez-Maldonado, was headed northbound on State Route 97 when the car left the road and rolled.

The passenger, 24-year-old Taneya Vasquez, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Vasquez-Maldonado, was taken to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Troopers believe drugs or alcohol played a factor in this fatal crash and charges are pending against Vasquez-Maldonado.


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