Body of Finley Fatal Car Accident Victim Identified
PASCO, Wash-- The Benton County Coroner has identified the victim of a fatal car accident south of Finley as 20-year-old Antonio Mendoza Coria of Pasco.
Fiends and family say they got word of Antonio's death around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. On Monday, we met with Antonio's cousin, whom he lived with.
Antonio is originally from Mexico, but does have family in the area, including his uncle. His family tells us that's where he was headed Saturday night before getting in the accident on Nine Canyon Road near Finley.
Those closest to him are still in shock after losing a man they say was all about family.
"He loved his family," says Antonio's cousin's wife, Rosa Sanguino. "He supported [them]. He was an orphan because his father died 7 years ago when he was really young. He was the one that was supporting his family."
Officers are still investigating the cause of the crash. At this time, there are no funeral arrangements. The family says it will be back in Mexico.