Warden man killed in early morning collision

No lights on vehicle listed as cause


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 10:35am

GRANT COUNTY – A 57-year-old Warden man was deceased at the scene and residents of Connell and Ephrata sent to the hospital when a tractor trailer struck a pickup truck from behind early Friday morning, Mar. 26.

Froylan D. Valdivia of Warden was northbound on Highway 17 in a Chevy pickup truck when he slowed to make a left turn. Abel Juarez Avila of Connell was driving a tractor trailer northbound on Highway 17 when he struck Valdivia's vehicle from the rear. Valdivia died, and Avila, age 30, was transported to the Othello hospital.

A third vehicle involved in the collision was traveling...

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