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Crash West of Richland Kills Man and Woman from Mattawa

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BENTON COUNTY, WA - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash that killed two people from Mattawa Wednesday night. 

Troopers say around 8:30pm, 30-year-old Lizania I. Nieves-Davila was driving a car that suddenly stopped at the intersection of State Route 24 and State Route 240, 28 miles west of Richland near the Yakima Barricade to the Hanford Site.

Troopers say she and a passenger, 32-year-old Claudio S. Nieves, died at the scene when a semi truck hauling a trailer crashed into their car. 

The driver, 25-year-old Anatoliy Shabak of Kennewick, wasn't hurt.  

Troopers say all three people were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.