Franklin Connection - Serving Franklin County, WA

By Olivia Harnack
Special to the Franklin Connection 

One injured in New Year's Eve crash


Last updated 1/5/2022 at 12:03pm

RICHLAND — A two car collision left one person injured on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31.

The crash occurred at the Interstate 182 interchange with George Washington Way at 2:53 p.m., the Washington State Patrol reported.

Nevaeh Vasquez, 19, of Richland, and Alvaro Madrigal, 31, of Pasco, were both eastbound when Vasquez lost control of her 2013 Nissan Versa as a result of speeding too fast for conditions, the patrol reported. Vasquez collided with Madrigal’s 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander in the adjacent lane.

The collision left Madrigal injured; he was transported to Kadlec Medical Center with injuries.

Vasquez was uninjured.

The Washington State Patrol reports that neither drugs nor alcohol were not a factor of the crash.

Both Vasquez and Madrigal were wearing seatbelts, the patrol reported.

Both vehicles had reported damage.


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