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17-year-old dies after girlfriend crashes on I-182 in Pasco

Fatal rollover wreck on I-182 in Pasco

Israel Acosta,17, of Pasco died at Kadlec Regional Medical Center following this rollover crash March 21 on Interstate 182 near the 20th Avenue exit in Pasco.
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Israel Acosta,17, of Pasco died at Kadlec Regional Medical Center following this rollover crash March 21 on Interstate 182 near the 20th Avenue exit in Pasco.

A 17-year-old from Pasco died Wednesday night in a crash on Interstate 182 near the 20th Avenue exit in Pasco.

Israel Acosta died at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, according to Roy McLean, Benton County chief deputy coroner.

His girlfriend was driving according to friends posting on social media.

Ruby Gomez, 18, of Kennewick, was headed east in a Cadillac Escalade at 7 p.m. Wednesday when she lost control, according to the Washington State Patrol.

She overcorrected, causing the Escalade to hit the cable barrier, according to the state patrol. The SUV rolled, landing on its top in the eastbound lanes.

Gomez was taken to Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco. The hospital said she was in stable condition Thursday.

The state patrol blamed inattention for the crash, and charges are pending.

Traffic on the interstate was diverted onto Highway 395 and other local routes. The crash was cleared and all lanes reopened about 9:45 p.m.

Annette Cary: 509-582-1533, @HanfordNews

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