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Wrong way crash kills two drivers

SOUTH OF RITZVILLE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol say a man driving the wrong way on a state highway crashed head-on into a second vehicle south of Ritzville, killing both drivers.

WSP says the crash happened late Friday on Route 395 about 25 miles south of Ritzville.

Authorities say 24-year-old Justin R. Kelly, of Newman Lake, was traveling southbound in a northbound lane when his pickup truck smashed into a car driven by 27-year-old Matthew D. Wade, of Stanfield.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

It's unclear whether alcohol or drugs was involved in the crash and authorities are still investigating.


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