A car was traveling east on SR 12 when it collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle, injuring a total of six people

Gabriel Ernandea
Six Victims Hospitalized after Head-On Collision in Touchet Identified

Touchet, Wash. – Authorities have released the identities of the six people injured and hospitalized in a head-on multi-car crash Monday night in Touchet.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the collision happened at around 8:50 p.m. on November 13 on Highway 12 at Oasis Road.

Hernandez was driving an eastbound Chrysler Town and Country van toward Walla Walla, it attempted to pass another car and collided head-on with a westbound Toyota Tacoma pickup towards Pasco.

A third vehicle then collided with the pickup truck with two occupants, including a 2-year-old.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four passengers in the van include: Gabriel Ernandea, 23, of Venezuela, Jose Pabon Pabon of unknown residence, and 19-year-old Bryan Porras Mondada of Columbia were transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland with undisclosed injuries.

The fourth passenger in the van, Andres Porras Quiroga of Columbia was rushed to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla.

The driver of the pickup truck, 22-year-old Esmeralda Diaz-Ramos and 2-year-old passenger Salvador Suarez, both of Walla Walla, sustained undisclosed injuries and were also taken to Kadlec.

The highway was closed for several hours following the accident.

It’s unclear whether impairment was a factor in the crash.


Pasco, Wash. – One person was killed in a multi-vehicle collision near Pasco on Monday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The collision happened at about 8:54 p.m. on State Route 12 near Oasis Road.

The WSP said a car was traveling east on SR 12 when it tried to pass a vehicle and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

A third vehicle was also involved in the collision with the westbound vehicle.

One person died at the scene of the crash.

Six other parties were injured.

The westbound lanes of SR 12 were shut down as authorities investigated the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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