Wednesday, December 22, 2004
ZILLAH - A late night car accident near milepost 55 on I-82 took the life of Claudia Salinas, 23, of Outlook about midnight Monday, Dec. 20, according to a Washington State Patrol report.
Salinas, who was driving a 2004 Honda Pilot, was eastbound on I-82, between Granger and Zillah when her vehicle left the roadway to the right, crossing Yakima Valley Highway. Her vehicle came to a rest on Dalton Lane, ejecting her, according to investigating officer Trooper Tom Mortensen, who discovered her body at the scene early Tuesday morning.
Salinas reportedly wasn't wearing a seatbelt. The single car accident is under investigation.