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Unidentified driver killed, Mattawa couple injured in collision

by CHERYL SCHWEIZER
Staff Writer | September 19, 2022 3:55 PM

RICHLAND — An unidentified driver was killed and a Mattawa couple were injured in a collision late Saturday night near Richland.

Washington State Patrol trooper Chris Thorsen said Monday that officials have not yet been able to identify the deceased victim. Andres Negrete-Gonzalez, 63, and Irene Gonzalez, 61, of Mattawa were transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.

Negrete-Gonzalez was driving west about 20 miles west of Richland at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when his car was hit by the unidentified driver, who was driving east, according to a WSP press release.

The collision is still under investigation.

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