Crime

Head-on crash kills 1 on Highway 12 outside of Dixie

A head-on crash killed a woman just before 2 p.m. Friday on Highway 12 about a mile west of Dixie, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Gertrude A. Ininns, 81, of Dana Point, Calif., was driving east at 1:46 p.m. when she drifted to the right, over-corrected, crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Honda Civic head on, the state patrol said.

Kathi D. Bulthuis, 62, of Baker City, Ore., was killed, the state patrol said.

Ininns, who was driving a 2004 Toyota pickup, was taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla with unknown injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, the state patrol said.

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