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Two People on Motorcycle Killed in Crash Near Wapato

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WAPATO, WA - The Washington State Patrol is trying to figure out what caused a crash that killed two people north of Wapato Thursday night. 

Troopers say 28-year-old Chet E. Jensen of Toppenish crashed his pickup truck into a motorcycle at the intersection of State Route 97 and Jones Road. 

Troopers say Jensen had been driving on Jones Road, the motorcycle was on State Route 97. Jones Road has stop signs at the intersection, SR 97 does not. 

Paramedics took the two people on the motorcycle to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. 

Troopers say 17-year-old Omar Delgado of Union Gap, and the passenger, 21-year-old Yaritza Lopez of Yakima had both been wearing their helmets. Jensen was wearing a seatbelt and didn't get hurt.

The Washington State Department of Transportation reopened SR 97 around 12:30 Friday morning, about two and a half hours after the crash. 


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