Man’s Body Recovered From Canal After Crash On Friday In Wapato
The body of an 87-year-old man from Wapato was recovered from a canal near his home on Sunday after a tragic crash Friday. Yakima County sheriff's officials say Thomas Pence drove his pickup to the end of his driveway in the 700 block of Lateral A Road in Wapato Friday morning, but when his wife returned home she couldn't find him or his truck. Family members started searching and one found tire tracks that lead into a nearby canal. Sheriff's deputies were called and they found the truck in the water but weren't able to retrieve the truck until Sunday. Deputies say Pence suffered some type of medical condition or a heart attack before his truck plunged into the canal.