Fatal Head-On Crash Kills Errant Driver Friday Morning East of Pasco
The Washington State Patrol says the driver who veered into oncoming traffic early Friday morning was killed in a subsequent head-on crash east of Pasco.
Around 5:10 AM a driver passing the scene called 9-1-1 to report the incident. WSP Troopers say one driver apparently veered over the centerline on State Route 124, near mile marker 9, about 9 miles east of town not far from Burbank.
They struck another driver, who was airlifted from the scene with serious injuries but they were conscious. The 45-year-old was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and are said to be in stable condition.
Sadly, the driver of the errant car was pronounced dead at the scene. The ID of the deceased driver has not yet been released, but WSP says they are 31-years-old.
Neither driver had any passengers with them.
WSP says it doesn't appear alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, it continues to be investigated.
State Route 124 is a widely traveled highway that runs from near Pasco east into Walla Walla County, towards Prescott.