Pasco Woman Dies While Driving on County Road in Grant County
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Drivers going too fast on county roads are causing some concern for local authorities.
18-year-old Yasmin A. Noyola Magana of Pasco died after her 2001 Nissan Altima crashed into the back of a farm truck near the intersection of Road U SE and Road 12 SE, which is about six miles south of Warden.
Grant County Sheriff's determined that speed was a factor in the deadly accident. Authorities report that Noyola was not able to avoid the small moving farm truck that was loaded with grain.
Franklin County Deputies said that sometimes the tractors and farm trucks move much slower than the posted speed limit, which makes some drivers annoyed.
Deputies are warning drivers to slow down on the county roads.
Troopers said speed is a factor in many of their deadly collisions and that winding, county roads can pose different types of problems. Trooper Brian Luedtke said, "Most people don't pay as much attention because there is not as many hazards out there because there is less traffic, but there is a whole different set of hazards that people need to be aware of."
Luedtke said other hazards, besides slow moving farm trucks, include animals that could dart out into the road.
Deputies warn drivers to use caution when traveling on county roads during the months of harvest.