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21-year-old Moscow woman killed in crash near Steptoe

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STEPTOE, Wash. -

The Washington State Patrol has identified the one person killed in an early morning crash on Highway 195 near Steptoe as 21-year-old Mamta Kandel from Moscow, ID.

Troopers say Kandel was a passenger in a car heading northbound on Highway 195 when it lost control and swerved into the southbound lane and collided with a semi-truck. The semi-truck then crossed over into the northbound lane and hit another car. Troopers say Kandel was wearing a seatbelt but died at the scene. The driver, and two other passengers in the car, were taken to a Spokane hospital by ambulance. 

The semi-truck driver and the two occupants of the third car were not injured in the crash. 

Troopers are still investigating the crash.

Previous Coverage:

Update: Washington State Patrol has reopened Highway 195 after it was shut down for a fatal car crash early Thursday morning. 

The crash is still being investigated. No one in the crash has been identified at this time. 

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Previous Coverage:

Highway 195 is shut down in both directions near Steptoe for a fatal car crash. 

Washington State Patrol says one semi-truck and two cars were involved in the crash and at least one person is dead. The crash happened near milepost 51, about three miles north of Steptoe just after 3:00 a.m. No one in the crash has been identified.

WSP estimates the road will fully reopen by 9:00 a.m.

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