Driver of vehicle involved in fatality taken into custody

The driver in a one-car accident that killed one passenger and injured five others was booked into Yakima County Jail.

That's according to a statement from the Washington State Patrol this morning, Wednesday.

Jose Javier Peralta Martinez, 21, was the driver of the vehicle, the State Patrol says, and allegedly fled the scene of the accident, which took place this past Sunday morning in the 3600 block of East Factory Road, near Sunnyside.

The State Patrol said speeding was the cause of the accident, in which Peralta Martinez reportedly overcorrected when the vehicle drifted off the westbound shoulder. The result caused the vehicle to roll, ejecting and killing one passenger.


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