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Grandview woman dies in one-vehicle accident on I-82

BENTON CITY - A one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning, about three miles east of Benton City, claimed the life of 24-year-old Sandra Y. Guzman of Grandview.

She was a passenger in a 1991 Honda Accord driven by Jorge Guzman-Perez, 28, of Grandview. Neither of the two, said WSP troopers, were wearing safety restraints.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the vehicle was westbound on I-82 at about 1:05 a.m. this past Sunday morning. The Honda Accord veered off the roadway to the right, at about milepost 99, then rolled and came to rest on Kennedy Road.

Both the driver of the car and the passenger were transported by ambulance to Kadlec Medical Center in the Tri-Cities. Ms. Guzman died approximately two hours later, at about 3:30 a.m.

The WSP is currently investigating the cause of the accident, but has not announced whether or not any charges will be filed.

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