Woman Killed During Franklin County SR 395 High-Speed Chase
A high-speed police chase ended in tragedy as a woman was killed in Franklin County over the weekend.
Washington State Patrol is reporting that a vehicle that was driven by Ricky Cruz, 28, collided into a semi-truck on SR395 after Cruz crossed the center line.
Cruz's passenger Karlie Moore,23, of Pasco died at the scene, and Cruz was transported to the hospital. According to the report, neither were wearing their seatbelts.
Franklin County Sheriff's Department was pursuing Cruz on SR395 near Foster Wells Road when the collision occurred as the vehicle Cruz was driving crossed into the southbound lane and crashed into the semi-truck.
Charges are now pending against Cruz who was air-lifted to Sacred Heart Medical center. You read more about the chase and accident here.