Lauro Barrios Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Toppenish
TOPPENISH, WA (March 10, 2023) – Officers identified 47-year-old Lauro Barrios of Wapato as the victim who died in a pedestrian accident on Highway 97 on March 7.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the collision happened at Highway 22 around 5:30 AM. Based on a report, Barrios was running on the road prior to the crash.
At the same time, a car was traveling north on the highway near the intersection. Due to unknown reasons, the car struck Barrios.
As a result, the victim suffered grave injuries. He died on the way to the hospital.
Crews closed the northbound lanes of 97 while rescue and clearing operations took place.
At this point, an investigation into the accident is ongoing. In addition, no other details are available.
We send our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Lauro Barrios.
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