3 Pronounced Dead, James Coughlin Hospitalized after Two-Vehicle Accident near Washtucna

ADAMS COUNTY, WA (July 11, 2023) – Friday afternoon, a head-on collision took the lives of Mark Nieman, Natasha Nieman, and Diane Coughlin. Authorities responded around 1:25 p.m., on the eastbound lanes of SR 26 about 19 miles west of Washtucna on June 30th. Per reports, 53-year-old Mark was heading east in a 1999 Ford Ranger and veered across the center line into oncoming traffic. As a result, he collided head-on with a westbound 2019 Ford Edge. Medical personnel arrived and transported the driver of the Ford, 65-year-old James Coughlin to East Adams Rural Healthcare for treatment. Meanwhile, crews pronounced the passenger of the Ford, 68-year-old Diane Coughlin, dead at the scene. Paramedics also pronounced Mark and his passenger, 24-year-old Natasha Nieman dead at the scene. Officers closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. Once available, further details will be provided.
In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the families of Mark Nieman, Natasha Nieman, and Diane Coughlin.
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