As of Friday, August 11, 2017
UNION GAP A 19-year-old man from Toppenish was injured early yesterday morning when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a parked vehicle at a construction zone.
Gerardo Pacheco, 19, was driving a gray 2007 Chevrolet Aveo 4-door eastbound on Interstate 82 at 2:14 in the morning when he collision occurred at milepost 38, the Washington State Patrol said.
The State Patrol said Pacheco was wearing a proper safety restraint, but it was not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor.
Pacheco was taken by ambulance Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima.
The second vehicle was unoccupied. It was a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup. Both vehicles were totaled and towed away.
The cause was still being investigated yesterday, and charges were pending.