Fatal crash in Kennewick (KPD)
Fatal crash in Kennewick (KPD)

Kennewick Police say excessive  speed is likely a factor (and perhaps weather?) in a fatal crash Monday night.


Shortly after 7:15PM Kennewick Police responded to an area near 31st.  Ave. and South Ely Streets, and found a head-on crash.

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Officials say 25-year-old Angel  Mendoza was southbound on South Ely when he lost control of his 2021 Mercedes. He crossed over the centerline, slamming head-on into a  2010 Jeep Wrangler.

Both Jeep occupants were  seriously hurt but after being  taken to an area hospital, they're expected to make full recoveries.

However Mendoza died at the scene from his injuries. The investigation continues.

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