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Lance McClahanan Airlifted after Fatal Collision on Road 88

PASCO, WA (September 14, 2021) – Saturday night, Shirley Nelson was killed, and Lance McClanahan was hurt in a crash on West Court Street.

Around 7:15 p.m., both victims were ejected onto the road at the intersection of Road 88 and West Court Street.

Reports revealed that Nelson was driving a 1933 Willys hot rod after a classic car show on Court Street. There, she collided with a Toyota Camry heading south on Road 88.

Due to the impact of the collision, 63-year-old Shirley Nelson, of Kennewick was pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition, 63-year-old McClanahan was flown to Harborview Medical Center. Medics say he was suffering from life-threatening injuries, and is still recovering in Seattle.

Investigators say the 1933 vehicle did not have seat belts, which is why there were not being used at the time of the accident.

Moreover, the Camry driver was described as a woman in her 20s, who was initially trapped in the wreckage. She and her passenger were both injured.

At this time, an investigation to determine further details remains ongoing.


The team at Sweet James would like to send their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Shirley Nelson during this time.


The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call them today to find out how they can help you at (800) 975-3435 . Click here to request a police report.

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