Accident claims life of Sunnyside man
Sunnyside resident Fernando Fernandez, 43, died early this
morning (Thursday) in a two-vehicle accident at Yakima Valley Highway and
State troopers report that a 1999 Freightliner, driven by
Francisco Ramirez of Granger, had stopped for a stop light eastbound on Yakima
Valley Highway and was proceeding on a green light, when Fernandez rear-ended
the semi-truck in the 1990 Ford Econoline van he was driving.
Ramirez was unhurt in the accident. Troopers said Fernandez
was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the 1:59 a.m. accident.