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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

One dead, one injured in Burbank-area crash


Last updated 8/9/2021 at 4:37pm

BURBANK — One man was killed and another injured after a crash seven miles east of the city Friday, Aug. 6.

Ricardo D. Ozuna Pena, 30, hometown unknown, was killed when his 2001 Honda Civic crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle head-on at about 5:10 a.m., the Washington State Patrol reported.

Pena was eastbound on state Highway 124 at the time of the crash, the patrol reported.

The westbound vehicle, a 2000 Toyota Rav4, was driven by Noe C. Pompa Beltran, 44, of Pasco, the patrol reported. Beltran was transported to a Richland hospital.

Neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the crash, the patrol said, noting the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Both seatbelts were wearing seatbelts, the patrol said.

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Roger Harnack, Publisher

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Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.


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