Second woman dies after crash on US 12

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A second woman has died as the result of injuries sustained in a head-on collision Oct. 5 on U.S. Highway 12.

The collision was caused by unsafe passing, according to investigators, when driver Henry Thacker, 35, attempted to pass another vehicle east of Wallula Junction. Ruth E. Garcia, 36, was killed in the crash, and several other passengers, including Angelique Garcia, 37, of Pasco, were taken to area hospitals.

Benton County Coroner John Hansens said Angelique Garcia died Monday at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland of severe blunt force trauma.

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