Emilio Castellanos Hurt in Othello Car Crash on SR 24
Othello, Washington (October 30, 2023) – Emilio Castellanos, 21, was injured in a fatal collision Sunday afternoon near Othello, according to a report by the Washington State Patrol.
The crash happened on SR 24 at around 3:40 p.m. October 29.
The WSP said Grace Vickers, 19, of Yakima, was driving east on SR 24 when she drifted off the roadway.
Vickers then overcorrected and crashed with a westbound vehicle driven by Castellanos.
According to the WSP, Vickers was pronounced dead at the scene.
Castellanos was taken to an Othello hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
The accident is under investigation.
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