Albion teen dies in car crash

19-year-old Drake Montenegro found dead in car that had struck power pole

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

An Albion teen was found dead from a car crash Friday morning off of Pullman Albion Road near Brayton Road, according to a news release by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Crew located a 2005 Honda Accord in a ravine near the westbound lane of the road around 7 a.m. The driver of the vehicle, 19-year-old Drake Montenegro of Albion, was found dead, the release stated.

Members of the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, Fire District 12 EMS personnel and Pullman Fire crews responded to the single-vehicle incident.

Investigators initially believe he was traveling westbound on the road overnight when the car left the roadway and struck a power pole, according to the release. Family members have been notified and crews are continuing their investigation.