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Klickitat County sergeant dead in crash south of Toppenish 7-07

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) - An off-duty sheriff's sergeant died in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 97, and a collision on the Yakama Reservation left one woman dead and another woman and eight children hospitalized.

Klickitat County Sgt. Peter D. Garland, 38, was pronounced dead at Toppenish Community Hospital following a crash Wednesday afternoon about 20 miles south of town, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Garland, northbound, swung his Nissan 200SX onto the shoulder when Sean Kearney, 20, of Carnation, tried to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone, but they collided when Kearney also swung wide in an Audi, state troopers said.

Kearney and both of his passengers, a 17-year-old boy and 20-year-old man, also from Carnation, were taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. The case remained under investigation, according to a patrol report.

Sheriff Rick McComas said Garland had been on the force since the early 1990s and was promoted to sergeant earlier this year after working as the agency's Drug Abuse Resistance Education or DARE officer and then as search and rescue coordinator.

He and his wife Rocky had two young foster sons, and the crash occurred as he was driving to Yakima to run errands.

“He was what I might call the perfect officer,” McComas said.

To the north, at an intersection near Brownstown, Dorothy D. Adams, 33, of Harrah, died in a crash between two vehicles returning from a dinner party Wednesday night, patrol investigators said.

Lea M. Wyman, 43, of White Swan, driving a 1993 Ford Explorer, pulled out of a line of cars to pass just as Adams was turning left and broadsided her 1993 Chevrolet Corsica, troopers wrote.

Wyman and eight children, four in each vehicle and ranging in age from 3 to 14, were taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

A charge of illegal passing against Wyman was pending, according to a patrol report.

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