A 19-year-old Moses Lake man died this morning from injuries suffered during a one vehicle collision north of Warden.
Tanner Justin Gonsalez was driving a 1991 Ford F-150 southbound on County Road U-Southeast around 7:30 a.m. Preliminary evidence suggests Gonsalez lost control on the icy roadway and crashed in the 6700 block of U-Southeast. Gonsalez was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. He died at the scene.
“As winter approaches and the temperatures drop, I’m asking all motorists to be extra careful for icy road conditions,” said Sheriff Tom Jones. “This is a terrible thing to happen right before the holiday season, and I ask everyone to keep the Gonsalez family in thoughts and prayers.”
The investigation is continuing and it is not yet known if drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash.
Gonsalez’s body is in the care of Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison whose staff will conduct and autopsy. Gonsalez’s family has been notified.