Woman dies in highway crash in Yakima

Woman dies in highway crash in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash.– A woman died in an accident on State Route 24 Sunday morning.

The Yakima Herald reports SR 24 remains closed following a collision that occurred eastbound at the intersection on Birchfield Road between a car and a truck. The driver of the car was killed and the truck driver was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The Herald reports the woman was speeding on Interstate 82 around 7:15 a.m., going at least 100 mph. Washington State Patrol said authorities attempted to pull her over, but she drove off and ran a red light before colliding with the truck. The newspaper said intoxicants are suspected.

Information from: The Yakima Herald, www.yakimaherald.com