State Patrol Identifies Rochester Woman Killed in Highway 12 Crash


A 42-year-old Rochester woman died in a three-vehicle crash between Grand Mound and Rochester Monday, according to the Washington State Patrol. 

The Rochester woman, who was identified Wednesday as Stacy A. Moore, was driving west in a 1996 Toyota Corolla in front of a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by a 16-year-old Rochester girl at about 6:45 p.m. Moore slowed to make a left turn on Huntington Street when she was struck by the Cobalt. Her vehicle rotated counterclockwise and struck a third vehicle — a 2013 Honda CRV driven by a 35-year-old Rochester man — in the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 12. All three vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lane. 

The road was partially blocked for nearly two hours after the crash. 

The driver of the Honda, identified as Derik R. Gamez, and his passenger, 34-year-old Lara Powers, were not injured. The 16-year-old driver was also uninjured. 

Moore died after being transported to a hospital. 

Distracted driving has been identified as the cause of the crash, according to the state patrol. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to have played a factor. Everyone involved in the crash were wearing seat belts. 

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