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One Killed in Accident Near Buena

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BUENA, Wash. -- Washington State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident near Buena Friday night.

Troopers say 21-year-old Heriberto Acosta of Toppenish was driving eastbound on Yakima Valley Highway towards Konnowac Pass when he lost control, rolled off the road and hit a tree.

The accident happened just before 7pm Friday.

Acosta was injured and taken to Yakima Memorial Hospital.

A one-year-old girl was with Acosta in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation. It's unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the accident.

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