Rachel Odima

Photo Courtesy: Wenatchee Valley College

CHELAN - The 20-year-old woman killed in a collision Sunday morning near Entiat was a sophomore at Wenatchee Valley College.

The collision occurred 10 miles south of Entiat Sunday morning. Odima reportedly crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet Silverado and was pronounced dead following the crash.

The Washington State Patrol said it is unclear why Odima crossed the center line and is currently investigating.

According to Wenatchee Valley College, Rachel Odima was a sophomore at the college and was an Associate Students of WVC Student Senate member. Odima was also a Knight Women's Basketball player.

Odima was reportedly on track to graduate from Wenatchee Valley College this spring, the college stated in a press release.

Odima was originally from Arkansas, and moved to Wenatchee from Layton, Utah. Officials said her parents have been notified.

“This is a painful day for the WVC community. Our students are the heart of our campus, and to lose one of them is incredibly difficult,” said WVC President Jim Richardson. “Rachel’s family and her friends here on campus are in our thoughts today. Words cannot express our sympathy for this loss.”

Administrators said the Wenatchee Valley College community’s health and wellbeing is the college’s number one priority at this time.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Center on campus will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Wenatchee Valley College counselors and staff will be there during that time for anyone who would like to talk.

WVC counselors may be reached at counseling@wvc.edu or (509) 682-6850. A local crisis hotline is also available for those who need it at 509-662-7105 or 1-800-852-2923.

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