A 23-year-old man from Wapato was killed in a two car crash on State Route 97 1 mile West of Wapato reported at about 6:25 a.m. Friday. Washington State Patrol troopers say Julio Gonzalez was driving his 1995 Jeep Cherokee northbound on SR 97 turning left on to Jones Road. The other driver, a 23-year-old man from Chehalis was driving his GMC pickup southbound when the two vehicles collided in the intersection. Gonzalez was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his Jeep Cherokee. He died at a Yakima hospital. The other driver was not injured but a passenger in his car was taken to a Yakima hospital for treatment of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation Today.

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