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.

Recommended for you