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Suspected DUI driver kills 1, injures 1 in wrong-way collision

Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 7:54 pm    

WAPATO, WA – A driver died and his passenger was injured when their car was hit by a wrong-way driver suspected of being intoxicated on US Highway 97 near Wapato High School on Friday.

According to the Yakima Herald, the accident happened around 4:45 p.m. 67-year-old Alfred Anaya and 65-year-old Esperanza Anaya were traveling north on US 97 when a car driving south in the northbound lanes hit them. The Anayas were taken to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, where Alfred Anaya died. Esperanza is in “fair” condition.

The driver of the car that hit the Anayas, 33-year-old Luberto F. Rodriguez, is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Police are still investigating.

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