Warden woman killed in two vehicle collision

Warden woman killed in two vehicle collision
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A woman was killed Monday morning in a two vehicle collision north of Warden.

Crystal Martinez, 31, was driving west on Road 6-Southeast, when she failed to yield at a stop sign to a Freightliner tractor and trailer driven by 29-year-old Isaiah Garza of Othello, which was heading north on Road S-Southeast.

Garza tried to stop but the vehicles collided. The Freightliner rolled on its passenger side and spilled potato sludge on the roadway.

Martinez died at the scene. Garza was taken by a family member to Othello Community Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

The roadway was closed for most of the day for an investigation. Both vehicles were totaled in the collision. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor, and both drivers were wearing seatbelts.