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Pasco woman injured in crash

Driver cited for speed too fast for conditions

PASCO — A local woman was hospitalized Monday evening, July 20, after she crashed her car on Interstate 182.

Emma Garcia-Chavez, 51, was eastbound on the interstate when her vehicle, a 2004 Nissan Sentra, left the roadway and struck an embankment at U.S. Highway 395, the Washington State Patrol reported.

She was wearing a seatbelt and neither drugs nor alcohol are factors, the patrol said.

Garcia-Chavez was cited for speed too fast for conditions, the patrol said.

Her vehicle was towed from the scene by AE Towing of Pasco, the patrol said.


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