Quincy woman charged in fatal car accident
TRINIDAD — A Quincy woman has been charged with vehicular homicide following a three-car, fatal accident on Monday.
Paula Sanchez Romero, 50, is being held in the Grant County Jail.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, but a Washington State Patrol report said that drugs or alcohol were involved.
Sanchez Romero was driving east on Highway 28 at about 8 p.m. on Monday when her Chrysler Pacific crossed the centerline, hitting a GMC pickup driven by Christian Juarez Rodriguez, 22, of East Wenatchee, and a Ford pickup driven by William P. Wirth, 51, of East Wenatchee, according to WSP.
Rigoberto H. Tejeda, 59, was a passenger in Sanchez Romero’s car. He died at the scene of the crash.
Sanchez Romero was injured, as was Llesania Mejia Mora, 26, of Wenatchee, who was a passenger in the GMC pickup, the WSP reported.
Both were taken to Quincy Valley Medical Center, where they were treated and released, a spokeswoman there said.
Neither of the other drivers, nor their other passengers, were injured. All involved were wearing seatbelts, the report said.
Highway 28 was closed for about four hours, with no detours available. Drivers were asked to wait at the rest stop west of Quincy until the highway was reopened.