Pasco man involved in US 395 crash dies at hospital

Driver and Passenger die in crash on US 395 in Pasco

PASCO, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol says 28-year-old Ricky Cruz, who was driving on US 395 Sunday and hit a semi-truck, has died at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

This is the second death associated with the crash in Pasco near Foster Wells Rd. Sunday afternoon.

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The passenger of Cruz’s car, Karli Moore, 23, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Cruz was driving north on US 395 and crossed into the southbound lanes and struck the semi-truck.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of their vehicle before they crashed Sunday. There has been no word on the reasoning Cruz and Moore were being pursued by deputies.

Both Cruz and Moore were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.