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Police to close Walla Walla intersection in high-speed crash investigation

Police to close Walla Walla intersection in high-speed crash investigation

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Police continue to investigate a high-speed car crash in Walla Walla that left three people injured.

Officers with the Walla Walla Police Department and the Washington State Patrol will be investigating at Rose and 9th Avenue, where the crash occurred, from 9 a.m. until approximately noon, Tuesday.

No vehicles will be allowed through the intersection during the closure, including emergency vehicles.

Walla Walla police reports said 20-year-old Miguel Cortez, of College Place, was allegedly speeding at Rose Street on February 5, when his car hit another vehicle according to reports from the Walla Walla Police Department.

The cars then crashed into a Valley Transit vehicle.

Reports said Cortez and his passenger were injured and the Valley Transit driver said he was also possibly injured.

Law enforcement will be taking road measurements in the follow-up investigation.

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