A teenager from Spokane was killed Wednesday morning when the car she was driving was struck by a dump truck in Otis Orchard, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Yuliya Chapurina and her 19-year-old sister Irina Chapurina were headed north on McKinzie Road when at about 7 a.m., troopers say Yuliya Chapurina pulled in front of an eastbound dump truck on Trent Avenue. The truck hit the 2006 Lexus sedan on the driver’s side, pushing the vehicle forward several yards and sending debris throughout the roadway.
WSP Trooper Jeff Sevigney said Yuliya Chapurina was killed in the collision. Her 19-year-old sister was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Mason Baker, the 27-year-old semitruck driver from Dalton Gardens, Idaho, was not injured.
Trent was closed for several hours from Harvard Road to Starr Road while troopers investigated. It was reopened at about 11 a.m.