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Teenage Driver Killed in Wapato Crash

A teenage driver died in a car accident along U.S. Highway 97 in Wapato, Wash., according to news reports.

The incident occurred around 8 a.m. Monday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 97 and Lateral A when the 18-year-old was driving her 2010 Honda Accord collided with a southbound 2001 Ford Ranger driven by a Yakima woman, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The 18-year-old died at the scene. The 67-year-old driver of the other vehicle was uninjured. Both vehicles were totaled in the collision.

It is unclear how the collision exactly occurred.

As a Yakima car accident lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal car accident involving the young driver. My condolences go out to the friends and families of the young woman who are dealing with this tragic incident. I urge drivers to pay attention while driving to avoid car accidents like this from merging into other lanes of traffic. I’m glad to hear that more people weren’t seriously injured in this car accident. I hope investigators are able to determine exactly what happened in this case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Yakima.