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Mead woman dies in fatal crash on U.S. 2 closed north of Riverside

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

By Jonathan Glover and Will Campbell The Spokesman-Review

A Mead woman died Tuesday afternoon in a two-car collision on U.S. Highway 2.

Tammy L. Scott, 49, was driving northbound when she lost control of the Honda Civic she was driving and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. A southbound 1997 Ford Explorer struck Scott’s vehicle, killing her, according to aWashington State Patrol news release.

The WSP said the collision occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on the highway near Eloika Lake Road about 2 miles north of Riverside. The stretch of road was covered in compacted snow and ice, WSP Trooper Jeff Sevigney said.

The driver and a passenger in the Explorer, who received minor injuries, were not taken to the hospital.

The highway, which was closed for period of time after the collision, was reopened at about 7:22 p.m., according to a news release.

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