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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Two drivers injured in Highway 12 crash

Pasco man cited for several violations


Last updated 1/20/2022 at 8:55am

LOWDEN — A Pasco man received multiple citations following a crash on U.S. Highway 12 on Wednesday night, Jan. 19.

Hippolito Gallegos Ponce, 34, was cited for following too close, no valid operator license and no insurance following the 7:45 p.m. near Milepost 327, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Ponce was also injured in the crash and taken to a Walla Walla-area hospital, the patrol reported.

Ponce was eastbound in a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse on the highway when he failed to slow for another eastbound vehicle in front of him, the patrol said, noting his vehicle struck a 2011 Nissan Armada driven by Denise A. Aguirre Sarver, 64, of Mill Creek, Ore.

Sarver was injured in the crash and taken to the same Walla Walla hospital, the patrol said.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor, the patrol said.

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