Two people dead after Wednesday morning car crash near Hanford

Body pulled from northern Idaho river

UPDATE (2:02 p.m.): The victims have been identified as 61-year-old Teresa Medrano and 68-year-old Manuel Medrano of Sunnyside. All three other individuals involved in the crash are reported as uninjured.

According to authorities, 32-year-old Hilario Hernandez Torres struck the Medrano’s car, pushing them into the path of a westbound vehicle.

Charges are pending for Hernandez Torres at this time.


HANFORD, Wash. — Two people have died in an early morning car crash Wednesday near the Hanford site.

According to Trooper Chris Thorson with the Washington State Patrol, three cars collided on State Route 24 at milepost 35.

Two people were confirmed dead. The number of other people involved and their conditions is unclear.

State Route 24 has been closed in that area indefinitely.

This is a developing story.

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