Pasco Woman Dies Following Injuries Sustained in Head-on Collision

A 44-year-old Pasco woman has died following injuries sustained in a head-on collision Monday afternoon in Pasco.

The Washington State Patrol says Martha Benavides died last night at Kadlec Regional Medical Center.

She and another man were injured when another pickup, driven by 21-year-old Maria Gallegos of Pasco crossed the centerline at State Route 397 at Superior Street and struck their pickup head on.

Troopers say the cause of the accident was inattention and that charges against Gallegos, who was also injured, are pending.