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Sunnyside man in critical condition after I-82 wreck

A 20-year-old Sunnyside man is in critical condition at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland after a wreck on Interstate 82 four miles east of Prosser.

Eliezer Valencia was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Venture van west on the highway about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the Washington State Patrol reported.

The van left the road, overcorrected and rolled into the median, the patrol said. Valencia, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was ejected, the patrol said.

A passenger, Jazmine J. Sanchez, 18, of Sunnyside, was taken to PMH Medical Center in Prosser, where she was treated and released.

She was buckled up, the state patrol said.

The patrol said drugs and alcohol weren’t involved in the wreck. The cause is under investigation.

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