Three people are dead from a crash involving a semi on SR 17 near Othello Thursday morning.

Troopers say a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by 44-year-old Manuela Franco of Warden was traveling southbound when she lost control, slid into the northbound lane and was hit by a northbound semi.

Crash with semi - Image WA State Patrol
Crash with semi - Image WA State Patrol

Huerta and a passenger, 14-year-old Daniel Gamaperez of Warden, died at Othello Community Hospital. Another passenger, 44-year-old Brini Moranflores of Warden, died at the scene.

The semi driver, 53-year-old Jeffrey Tibbs of Hermiston, Oregon was not injured.

Alcohol or drugs were not involved in the crash. Everyone in the vehicles was wearing a seat belt.

Troopers said Huerta was driving too fast for conditions.

The crash took place at about 7:10am Thursday on SR 17 just east of Othello.

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