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Names released in fatal crash north of Pasco

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PASCO, Wash. -- Washington State Troopers have released the names of the people involved in an early morning fatal crash that happened north of Pasco.

36 year old Rafael Santiago-Cruz, of Richland, died in a car accident on an overpass on Taylor Flats Road, north Selph Landing Tuesday, just after 6:30 AM. Also injured was 68 year old James Morasch of Pasco.

Morasch is the director of the Tri-Cities Airport. He was taken to Kadlec Medical is being transferred to Harborview Medical in Seattle.

State Troopers say Santiago-Cruz was driving north on Taylor Flats, when he lost control of his truck and crashed, head on, into Morasch. State Troopers say the icy conditions lead to the crash. They say the irrigation canal under the overpass caused the road to be very slippery.

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