Fatal crash in Benton County

Fatal crash in Benton County
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Two Mattawa residents were killed Wednesday night after a semi-truck hit their car northwest of Richland.

Washington State Patrol reports they were traveling east on State Route 24 just after 8:30 p.m. when their Ford Focus stalled in the intersection with State Route 240. A semi heading south on Route 240 then struck the car.

30-year-old Lizania Nieves-Davila and 32-year-old Claudio Nieves were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi-truck, 25 year-old Anatoliy Shabak of Kennewick, wasn't hurt.

It's unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. WSP is still investigating.