A Kennewick museum administrator died of medical issues at the hospital after a two-car crash near Pasco on Easter afternoon, according to Benton County Coroner John Hansens.
Corene Hulse, 80, was the administrator of the East Benton County Historical Society and Museum. Along with her husband and children, she was the first to homestead in Block 17 of the South Columbia Basin Irrigation Development.
She was driving a Ford Fusion east on Selph Landing Road about 4 p.m. on Easter, said Sgt. Gordon Thomasson of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
A 19-year-old Pasco woman was driving a Honda Accord north on Taylor Flats Road when the cars collided at the intersection, Thomasson said.
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Both women were taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, where Hulse died. The younger woman had injuries that were not life-threatening, Thomasson said. They had no passengers.
The investigation is continuing, Thomasson said. The name of the other driver has not been released.
“It appears to be an unfortunate collision that happened in our county,” he said.