(Ephrata WA) On August 8th, Grant County Deputies responded to a one vehicle collision in the 18000 block of RD 23 SW, Mattawa. Investigation revealed Armondo Tomas Tomas, 36 years old, of Mattawa, was driving a 1986 Honda Accord westbound on RD 23 SW in the 18000 block, a gravel road.
Tomas lost control of his vehicle, left the north side of the roadway, continued up an embankment and into an irrigation canal. Grant County Fire District 8, Grant County Search and Rescue were called to assist with the retrieval of the vehicle. The vehicle was retrieved from the canal and Tomas was located deceased inside.
The investigation is on going and it is unknown whether or not drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision.