I-82 accident Christmas night injures woman

GRANDVIEW - A Christmas evening accident on I-82 near Grandview resulted in a 20-year-old Pasco woman receiving medical attention at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

WSP troopers say Vanessa Gutierrez, 20, of Pasco was driving a 2011 Nissan Sentra four-door sedan eastbound on I-82 at about 6:10 p.m. last night. Ivan Durangil, 30, of Othello was also eastbound on the freeway behind the wheel of a 2006 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck.

Troopers report that Durangil lost control of the pick-up and struck Gutierrez's Nissan Sentra. Washington State Patrol officials said the cause of the accident was driving too fast for the snowy road conditions.

Durangil walked away from the accident unharmed.

Both vehicles sustained damage, although both were able to be driven from the scene of the mishap.


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