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Accident claims life of Sunnyside man

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Accident claims life of Sunnyside man

Sunnyside resident Fernando Fernandez, 43, died early this morning (Thursday) in a two-vehicle accident at Yakima Valley Highway and Lincoln Avenue.

State troopers report that a 1999 Freightliner, driven by Francisco Ramirez of Granger, had stopped for a stop light eastbound on Yakima Valley Highway and was proceeding on a green light, when Fernandez rear-ended the semi-truck in the 1990 Ford Econoline van he was driving.

Ramirez was unhurt in the accident. Troopers said Fernandez was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the 1:59 a.m. accident.

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