Grace Vickers Dies in Othello Car Accident on SR 24
Othello, Washington (October 30, 2023) – Grace Vickers, 19, of Yakima, was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Sunday afternoon near Othello, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The wreck happened on SR 24 at about 3:40 p.m. October 29.
WSP said Vickers was driving eastbound on SR 24 when she went off the roadway.
She then overcorrected and collided with a westbound vehicle.
Vickers was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The other driver, Emilio Castellanos, 21, was transported to an Othello hospital with unspecified injuries.
The collision is under investigation.
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