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Two Spokane Valley residents killed in collision with semitruck south of Pullman

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

Two people were killed when their vehicle collided with a semitruck south of Pullman on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Washington State Patrol / Courtesy photo)
Two people were killed when their vehicle collided with a semitruck south of Pullman on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Washington State Patrol / Courtesy photo)

Two Spokane Valley residents were killed Friday after their car drifted across US Highway 195 south of Pullman and collided with a semi truck.

Fernando Reyes-Plascencia, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 32-year-old Javier Torres-Rios, was taken by helicopter to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries, the Washington State Patrol reported Monday in a news release.

Troopers say Reyes-Plascencia and Torres-Rios were driving northbound in a Suzuki Swift passenger car about seven miles south of Pullman, when at about 12:45 p.m. their vehicle drifted onto the shoulder, lost control, and collided with a southbound semitruck.

The driver of the semi, 28-year-old Derek Cocking, of Colfax, was not injured.

All persons involved were wearing seat belts.

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