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UPDATE: Toppenish Man Killed in Crash Near Wapato

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UPDATE:  The Washington State Patrol says Valentin Munoz Mendez, 27, from Toppenish is the man who died in the accident.

The woman involved in the accident is Estephanie, Lopez-Pena.


PREVIOUS/WAPATO, WA - The Washington State Patrol says one man from Toppenish is dead after a crash near Wapato Wednesday evening. Troopers say the 27-year-old man was driving West along McDonald Road when he ran a stop sign at Lateral A Road crashing into another car in the intersection, injuring a 19-year-old woman from Yakima. 

It happened just before 5 p.m.

Troopers say the drivers of both cars were taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital where the 27 year old man later died. 

Troopers have not released the man's name. 

An investigation is underway.