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Head-On Car Crash in Yakima Turns Fatal

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YAKIMA, WA - The Washington State Patrol says an elderly woman who caused a head on crash last week, has now died from her injuries.   

Troopers say 89-year-old Marilee Dow, from Yakima, was driving the wrong direction on Ahtanum Road last Wednesday night when she crashed into another car.  Both cars were totaled in the wreck.

Paramedics took Dow to the Harborview Medical Center where she died over the weekend.     

Paramedics took the driver of the other car, 35-year-old Casey Ford to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. As of Monday morning, Ford has left the hospital.

Troopers say both drivers had been wearing their seatbelts.

Troopers haven't said why the woman may have been driving the wrong way.