One dead, one seriously injured in Hwy 195 crash near Pullman

Fatal crash on Hwy 195, five miles south of Pullman.
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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Highway 195 just 5 miles south of Pullman Friday afternoon.

Troopers said Fernando Reyesplascencia, 28, was driving northbound on Highway 195 around 12:45 p.m. when he drifted onto the shoulder, lost control and hit a semi going southbound. 

Officials said Reyesplascencia was pronounced dead at the scene and his passenger Javier Torresrios, 32, was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center. 

The driver of the semi, Derek Cocking, 28, was not injured. Officials said everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt. 

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The highway was blocked in both directions until about 7:00 p.m.