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Warden woman dies in Monday morning crash with semi truck

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WARDEN, Wash. -

The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports that a 31-year-old Warden woman has died after a crash Monday morning north of Warden.

Deputies say Crystal Martinez was driving a 2013 Ford Edge west on Road 6-Southeast approaching a stop sign when she failed to yield to a 2011 Freightliner tractor and trailer driven by 29-year-old Isaiah Garza of Othello, which was headed north on Road S-Southeast. Garza tried to stop but the vehicles collided. The truck then left the road, rolled on its passenger side and dumped its load of potato sludge over the road. 

Martinez died a the scene of the crash. Garza was taken to an area hospital by a family member, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Both vehicles were totaled in the crash. Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time.

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