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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Lifelong area farmer killed in crash

Gale Easterday farmed in Adams, Franklin and Benton counties


Last updated 12/17/2020 at 8:22am

PASCO — A prominent Eastern Washington businessman and lifelong farmer was killed in a head-on crash Thursday afternoon, Dec. 10, on Interstate 182.

Gale A. Easterday, 79, of Mesa, was deceased at the scene near the Fourth Avenue interchange about 3:30 p.m., the Washington State Patrol said.

Five other victims escaped injury, including Benjamin T. Garfias, 51, of Kennewick; Alejandro Magana, 44, of Pasco; Andrii Konko,46, of Pasco; Volodymyr Konko, 34, of Pasco; and Aarn E. Brown, 38, of Pasco, the patrol said.

Easterday was the patriarch of Easterday Farms, having ranched and farmed in F...

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