UPDATE: Victims of Lateral A Road Crash Only ID’d by DNA
Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2020 at 2:48 pm
YAKIMA, WA – The victims of the Wednesday afternoon crash at Lateral A Road and Kays Road will need to be identified by DNA, Jim Curtice, Yakima County Coroner, said Thursday.
According to the Yakima Herald, the bodies of the victims were badly burned after their car rolled and caught fire, after striking a semi-truck. Curtice said he wants to use DNA to positively identify the victims before notifying family members.
The Yakima Herald reported that the SUV struck a semi-truck hauling sulfuric acid after failing to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Lateral A Rd. and Kays Rd. The SUV flipped and caught fire, trapping the two passengers inside.
The semi-truck rolled on its side but did not leak any sulfuric acid. The semi-truck driver only sustained minor injuries.
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