MABTON - Three-year-old Julian Vargas-Lua of Mabton succumbed to injuries this past Saturday after being struck by a vehicle on Washington Street in Mabton.
Washington State Patrol troopers say the young boy ran into the street in front of a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban traveling west on Washington Street Saturday evening at around 7:30 p.m. Reports indicate that Mabton resident Juan A. Aguilar-Quintero, 19, was operating the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Moments after Vargas-Lua was struck by the vehicle he was transported to Sunnyside Community Hospital, where troopers say he later died.
Troopers reported the cause of the accident was inattention. The investigation is on-going.