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25-year-old killed, two others injured in Yakima wrong-way crash

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Posted on November 28, 2020

YAKIMA, WA – A 25-year-old man was killed in a wrong-way accident in Yakima on Thanksgiving Day that is suspected to have involved intoxicated driving, according to a report by FOX 41 Yakima.

The collision occurred on Yakima Valley Highway, near the intersection with Donald Wapato Road at about 5:15 p.m., when the driver of a 1999 Chrysler, a 25-year-old man from Buena, crossed the center line of the highway.

He collided head-on with a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz operated by a 19-year-old woman from Yakima.

Despite resuscitative efforts performed on the driver of the Chrysler, he died at the scene.

The Chevrolet’s driver and her passenger, a 25-year-old woman also of Yakima, were reportedly trapped within the wreckage after the accident. They were extracted and taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries.

Authorities believe that the driver of the Chrysler was under the influence when the crash occurred.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle car accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.