KENNEWICK, Wash. - A car accident near Benton City late last night has claimed the life of a 45-year-old woman.
The accident happened on Highway 82 near Yakitat Road. Maria Figueroa of Grandview died as a result of that accident.
Officials with the Washington State Patrol say 21-year-old Justin Boyd of Pasco hit Figueroa's car, which was stopped in the right lane.
Benton County Sherrif's deputies believe drugs or alcohol were involved. An investigation is underway.