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Mabton, Washington – One Person Dead, Baby With Minor Injuries Following Rollover Crash at Grandview Pavement Road

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Posted on December 2, 2019

Mabton, Washington (November 28, 2019) – A car crash on the 2400 block of Grandview Pavement Road on Thrusday night resulted in the death of the teen driver and minor injuries for a baby that was in the back seat. The victim, identified as 19 year-old Enrique Arreola, was reported to have been ejected from his car during the crash and had passed away by the time officers arrived. The baby was reported to be recovering from their injuries.

According to the report from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Arreola was driving at high speeds while headed westbound on the road around 11:50 p.m. He lost control of his car during this time, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike utility poles, with the vehicle rolling over multiple times. Arreola was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Officers believe speed and alcohol were a factor in the accident. The crash remains under investigation.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only car accident that has resulted in a fatality. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance. In a rollover crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. Be specially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.