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St. John Woman Killed In Crash Near Moscow

One woman was killed in a crash on Highway 270 in between Pullman and Moscow Monday afternoon One woman was killed in a crash on Highway 270 in between Pullman and Moscow Monday afternoon
WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. -

Right now Washington State Patrol is on the scene of a deadly crash on Highway 270 near Moscow, but on the Washington side of the state-line.  

Law enforcement says a woman lost control of her SUV and crossed into oncoming traffic where she was struck and killed by another car. Monday night, a Washington State Patrol press release identified the woman as 31-year-old Ruth Leritte of St. John.

The woman driving the other SUV is 28 weeks pregnant, but we are told her injuries are minor and her baby appears to be fine. 

Troopers say icy road conditions appear to be a major factor. 




 

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