Teenager dies in fiery crash

TOKIO — A Gonzaga university student was killed Saturday morning, Feb. 18, in a fiery, one-vehicle crash 10 miles east of Ritzville.

Diego H. Garza, 18, of Lakewood, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Mipepost 230, at about 5:30 a.m., the Washington State Patrol reported.

According to the patrol, Garza was eastbound in a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer on Interstate 90 when his vehicle drifted in to the median.

Garza over-corrected and the vehicle overturned and caught on fire, the patrol reported, noting it came to rest on the right shoulder.

The cause of the crash remains under investi...


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