The Grant County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the drivers involved in a fatal crash from Tuesday morning around 8:25 AM.

 Icy roads blamed for the crash

The GCSO says 24-year-old Elizabeth Knight of Moses Lake was driving south on Road K NE (Northeast), a two-mile road that runs north-south near the city, then turns into SR 171.

Knight hit a patch of ice and slid into the path of a northbound large bobtail propane truck driven by 58-year-old Robert Ishibashi of Soap Lake. A bobtail propane truck resembles a semi-dump truck except instead of the dumper, it has a huge propane tank permanently mounted on the frame.

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The impact caused the semi to roll onto its side, Knight was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake.

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