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One Dead in Walla Walla County Accident

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. --  We have information on the fatal accident in Walla Walla County tonight on US 12 westbound at Milepost 311 near Lambdin Rd, which is 16 miles east of the intersection of US 12 and SR 124.

The accident injured five people and killed one person.

36-year-old Ruth Garcia of College Place was pronounced dead at the scene. Four of the injured were taken to Kadlec while a 11-year-old was sent to St. Mary's.

The driver of a car attempting to pass another car, struck the other vehicle, driven by Lynda West, head on. The passing car was driven by 38-year-old Henry Thacker, of Walla Walla. Washington State Patrol says the cause of the accident is unsafe passing.

The collision on US 12 westbound at milepost 311 near Lambdin Rd. has been cleared and both lanes are opened.                   

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