Woman killed in three-car Yakima Valley Highway crash

Woman killed in three-car Yakima Valley Highway crash »Play Video
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SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- 58-year-old Estella Patterson died Tuesday morning in a three-car collision on Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside.

State Patrol said Patterson slowed down to avoid hitting the car in front of her. She was rear-ended by an SUV that totaled her car.

Troopers think the front vehicle was slowing to avoid hitting a dog in the road. Patterson was alone in her vehicle.

The Yakima County Coroner says Patterson was killed almost immediately.

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