Baby Survives Deadly Thanksgiving Crash
A deadly crash on Thanksgiving took the life of a teenager and injured an infant...
Yakima County Sheriff's officials say 19-year-old Enrique Arreola was driving in the 2400 block of Grandview Pavement Road when he lost control of the vehicle, struck poles and rolled the vehicle.
He was ejected and died at the scene. A baby in a car seat survived with minor injuries.
Authorities say Arreola was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash but did buckle in the baby who survived.
Authorities say child safety seats save lives.
Amy Hayes, a Community Service officer with the Yakima Police Department says state law now says kids need to be in a rear facing seat until 2-years-old. Then between the ages of 2 and 4 children need to be in a five point harness seat. They then need to be in a booster seat until stand 4'9.
But the key says Hayes is making sure your child fits properly in the seat belt.