The man who died Saturday in a two-car wreck in west Benton County was a 21-year-old Prosser twin.
Benton County coroner officials say Brayan Sanchez was killed in the wreck that happened about 7 a.m. Saturday at North O’Brien Road and West Evans Road.
A woman, whose name has not been released, failed to stop at the intersection while driving north on O’Brien, when she slammed into another car, driven by Brayan Sanchez’s father, Abraham, 48, heading eastbound down Evans Road, said Capt. Clay Vannoy of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Gerardo Sanchez, 21, Brayan Sanchez’s twin brother, was also a passenger.
Gerardo and Abraham Sanchez were taken to Prosser Memorial Hospital. Abraham Sanchez was treated and later released. Gerardo Sanchez, who had significant but not life-threatening injuries, was then taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Vannoy said.
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The woman is working with deputies as they continue to investigate, Vannoy said. Voluntary blood tests showed that drugs and alcohol were not involved.
A childhood friend of Brayan Sanchez has set up a GoFundMe page for donations at gofundme.com/2wbd7bcc.
“He will always be remembered for being such a kind and loving brother and son to the Sanchez family,” Tony Madera wrote on the page.