Fatal Three Vehicle Crash in West Yakima Sunday
One person is dead after a three vehicle crash reported Sunday at the intersection of 48th Avenue and Washington Avenue. The Crash was reported at about 12:18 pm Sunday.
Police responded and found three vehicles in the intersection
Yakima Police and Yakima Firefighters responded and when they arrived they found three vehicles involved in the crash at the intersection- a 2010 Chevrolet Aveo, a 2010 Hyundai Tucson, and a 2017 Subaru Forester. According to a press release Yakima Police say the driver of the Aveo was traveling southbound on 48th Avenue "when it attempted to turn east onto Washington. The Aveo appeared to have failed to yield to the westbound Hyundai and was struck head on. The Hyundai came to rest in the eastbound lanes of Washington, where it was struck by the Subaru."
Police say an 86-year-old died at the scene her passenger is at Harborview
Police say the driver of the Aveo, an 88-year-old Yakima woman died at the scene of the crash. an 86-year-old female passenger was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital before being transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for a higher level of care. Police say the 19-year-old driver of the Hyundai was treated at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and released. The 51-year-old female driver of the Subaru was also treated at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and released.
Police say they don't know what cause the crash
Neither alcohol nor other intoxicants are suspected as causes of the accident.
Yakima Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit is handling the investigation today.