One person dead in head-on crash on Highway 26 near LaCrosse

One person dead in head-on crash on Highway 26 near LaCrosse

One person dead in head-on crash on Highway 26 near LaCrosse

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 2:31 PM

WHITMAN COUNTY – A woman in her nineties died as a result of a head-on crash on Highway 26 west of LaCrosse.

It happened just before 5:00 p.m. at milepost 103, about 30 miles west of Colfax.

Washington State Patrol says 22-year-old Diana Chun was driving westbound when she crashed head-on into a car going the opposite direction. A preliminary investigation shows Chun fell asleep at the wheel.

Troopers said the car Chun hit, a Toyota Prius, rolled down an embankment and landed in a shallow creek. A passenger, Susie S. Koontz, died at the scene. The driver and two other passengers, all elderly, were transported to a hospital by helicopter.

Chun and a male passenger were transported by ground to a hospital in Colfax.

Troopers say drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash.
 

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