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Othello residents injured in Warden crash

WARDEN — The Washington State Patrol is investigating an alleged alcohol/drug-related Sunday afternoon crash, Jan. 22, that left four people injured.

Othello residents Breanna Rodriguez, 20, Rafael Sanchez Andrade, 24, Alvin Korrell, 70, and Gloria Korrell, 59, were all transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake for treatment of crash-related injuries, the Washington State Patrol reported.

The crash occurred at about 1:37 p.m. Rodriguez was westbound in a 2008 Lincoln MKX on state Highway 170 approaching state Highway 17, the Washington State Patrol reported. Alvin Korrell, was driving a 2018 Honda Civic northbound on Highway 17.

Rodriguez failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection, the patrol reported, noting Rodriguez’s vehicle struck Korrell’s at a “high rate of speed” on the passenger side.

The Lincoln came to rest west of the intersection, the patrol said. The Honda came to rest north of the intersection.

Rodriguez and passenger her, Andrade, and Alvin and Gloria Korrell were all injured in the crash, the patrol reported. They were transported to the Moses Lake hospital.

All four were wearing seatbelts, the patrol said.

The crash remains under investigation, but the patrol said alcohol and/or drugs were factors in the crash.

Charges are pending.

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