4-Way Stop Signs Deadly Areas in The Lower Valley
The Washington State Patrol has yet to release the identity of a person killed in a crash with a semi truck on Saturday in the lower Yakima Valley. The second crash in a week involving lower valley stop signs.
Troopers say the driver didn't stop at the stop sign
Troopers say the crash happened at about 6:30pm on Meyers Road southeast of Toppenish when the driver of a Hyundai Elantra was traveling south when the person failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver then crashed into a Peterbilt traveling west on State Route 22. The driver of the vehicle died at the scene of the crash. Troopers have not released the identity of the driver.
The truck driver, a 44-year-old man from Yakima was not injured.
The investigation continues Today.
Authorities are still investigating a deadly crash from last Thursday
Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies are reminding drivers to stop at stop signs and obey the speed limit after a crash on Thursday in which a 3-year-old boy was injured.
Deputies were called to the intersection of South Wapato Road and Branch Road at about 1:00 pm Thursday. They found a two vehicle collision at the intersection and a 3-year-old boy who had been ejected from one of the vehicles. The boy was suffering from head trauma and Deputies helped the boy until medics arrived. The boy was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital but then later was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The boy remains in stable condition. His parents are at the hospital Today.
Grandmother tried to get the kids back in the safety seats
A press release from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office says an investigation "showed that the driver and grandmother of the 3-year-old child, identified as 43-year-old Misty Morrison from the Hermiston Oregon area, was travelling west on Branch Rd approaching S. Wapato Rd when one of the two children (the other was a 1 year old boy who did not sustain any severe injuries, both in car seats and in the back seat of the car) had unbuckled himself and she was reaching towards the rear seat to the get him re-buckled and had not seen that she was approaching a stop sign and failed to stop.
The 3-year-old was ejected out a back window as the car spun and stopped on the side of the road."
Grandmother was not injured
The grandmother had minor injuries. The other driver also had minor injuries like cuts and bruises.
This is another reminder that drivers must pay attention while driving, obey the speed limit, and stop at stop signs.
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