One injured in crash

— A Sunnyside woman’s vehicle was destroyed Thanksgiving night in a rear-end collision on Interstate 82.

Michelle Vergara-Tapia, 32, was not injured in the 9:44 p.m. crash east of Volpentest Bridge near the city limits, according to a Washington State Patrol report.

Vergara-Tapia’s Chevrolet Camaro was destroyed when she was rear-ended by a 1999 Honda Civic driven by Tressa F. Birnbaum, 26, of Pasco, the report said.

Birnbaum, taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, was cited for second-degree negligent driving.


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