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Deadly Car Accident near Benton City

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.