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Mattawa man killed in crash near Sunnyside

SUNNYSIDE -- A Mattawa man was killed in a Friday car crash five miles west of Sunnyside.

Angel V. Gonzalez, 52, died at Sunnyside Community Hospital after the 5:23 p.m. accident at Van Belle and Dekker roads.

Gonzalez was on Dekker Road approaching Van Belle when he apparently failed to stop at the stop sign, according to Washington State Patrol. The 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Angel Garcia Gomez, 55, of Sunnyside, collided with Gonzalez's 1996 Ford Taurus in the intersection.

The vehicles came to rest on the northeast side of the intersection, according to officials.

Garcia Gomez was transported to Sunnyside Hospital along with his passenger, Marcela B. Islas, 46, of Sunnyside.

Antonio S. Soto, 31, of Mattawa, Gonzalez's passenger, was injured but refused to be taken to the hospital.

The collision is under investigation. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.

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