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One dead and another injured after car crash near Wapato

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WAPATO, WA - One person is dead after a car crash near Wapato around 1 p.m on Sunday.

Washington State Patrol said that 26-year-old Kyle Gayton was speeding and headed westbound on Hoffer Road.  Another vehicle was stopped southbound at Horschel Road and Hoffer Road. The driver, 39-year-old Rafael Ontiveros, attempted to make a left turn when he was struck by Gayton, totaling the vehicle. 

Ontiveros was transported to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and his passenger, 47-year-old Maria Gonzalez-Tapia, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Both Ontiveros and Gonzales-Tapia were wearing seat belts at the time of the incident, but it is unknown of Gayton was wearing a seat belt.

WSP said drugs or alcohol were involved and charges are still pending. 

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