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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Teenager dies in fiery crash


Last updated 2/21/2023 at 9:13am

TOKIO — A Gonzaga university student was killed Saturday morning, Feb. 18, in a fiery, one-vehicle crash 10 miles east of Ritzville.

Diego H. Garza, 18, of Lakewood, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Mipepost 230, at about 5:30 a.m., the Washington State Patrol reported.

According to the patrol, Garza was eastbound in a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer on Interstate 90 when his vehicle drifted in to the median.

Garza overcorrected and the vehicle overturned and caught on fire, the patrol reported, noting it came to rest on the right shoulder.

The cause of the crash remains under in...

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