Yakima Troopers Tried To Stop Driver Who Killed Two Kids
Washington State Patrol Troopers say they tried but weren't able to stop a speeding driver who eventually took the lives of two children on February 28 in the lower Yakima Valley. In fact Troopers say they tried 4 times to stop 20-year-old Keith Goings but he took off at a high speed and escaped.
SPEEDING WASN'T A LEGAL REASON TO CHASE THE SUSPECT DRIVER
Troopers were barred from chasing the speeding driver because he was just speeding. A state law says authorities can't start a chase of a suspect driver unless there's probable cause the driver was under the influence or wanted in a violent crime. Goings is facing murder and vehicular assault charges in connection with the crash that killed two children. His bail is set at $100,000.
THE SUSPECT DRIVER DROVE THE WRONG WAY ON I-82
Troopers say he was driving his vehicle westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-82, two miles west of Sunnyside when he crashed into an eastbound vehicle driven by 23-year-old Maurilio Trejo of Grandview who was injured.
Two kids, ages 6 and 8 were killed in the crash and a 5-year-old was also injured. The other driver, Trejo was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
THE KIDS WERE ON THEIR WAY TO A VISIT WITH PARENTS WHEN KILLED
A report in the Tri-City Herald says the two kids were in foster care and were being taken by Trejo for a supervised visit with parents when they were killed. The investigation continues today.
You can help the family by contribution to a GoFundMe account to cover the children’s funeral expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/f/vc2avz-funeral-costs
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