Deadly wreck closes State Route 270 in Whitman County

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 9:47 PM

WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash.-- A wreck along State Route 270 killed one person Monday night one mile west of the Idaho state line.

Washington State Patrol troopers were called to the scene. Authorities said the driver who caused the wreck, 31-year-old Ruth Leritte, has died in the two vehicle crash. A 34-year-old victim was transported to Pullman Regional Hospital.

Troopers said Leritte’s vehicle lost control and crossed into the eastbound lane striking another car. They said Leritte’s car was going too fast for the road conditions.

The wreck has closed the roadway according to troopers. Authorities rerouted traffic to Airport Road.

Authorities said drugs or alcohol were not involved.

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