Automotive

Pasco driver uninjured in rollover crash

PASCO, Wash. -  A driver in Pasco is uninjured after his car crashed upside down Thursday morning. The Pasco Police Department and Washington State Patrol were on scene at around 7:30 a.m., just minutes after the car veered off I-1-82…

For first time in 5 years, US gas mileage down, emissions up

A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years. The Environmental Protection Agency says the changes show that few automakers could meet strict emissions and mileage standards set by the Obama administration. But environmental groups contend that automakers used loopholes and stopped marketing fuel-efficient vehicles knowing that the Trump administration would roll back mileage and pollution standards. The EPA report released Wednesday says gas mileage fell 0.2 miles per gallon, while greenhouse gas emissions rose by 3 grams per mile traveled, compared with 2018 figures. Mileage fell and pollution increased for the first time since 2014. 

Drowsy driver crashes into fence in Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash. --- With New Year's approaching, it's important to remember the dangers of not just driving under the influence, but driving while tired. This is especially true for an out of town driver who crashed just after 9 p.m.…

Two fatal car crashes in Yakima, Franklin counties on Wednesday

YAKIMA & FRANKLIN Co. -- Two solo, deadly crashes occurred Wednesday in Franklin and Yakima counties. According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a serious collision on Pasco-Kahlotus Road near Jake Rd. Wednesday night. An adult man…

Suspected drunk driver killed in Wapato crash on Thanksgiving

WAPATO, Wash. -- A man suspected of driving under the influence died after crashing his car on Thanksgiving. According to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, deputies and firefighters responded to the two-car, head-on collision on Yakima Valley Highway just east…

Fog, slick conditions cause multiple accidents on I-82

PROSSER, Wash. -- West Benton Fire Rescue responded to multiple car accidents along I-82 near Prosser Monday morning. According to WBFR, the first crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. Accidents were attributed to slick conditions and drivers failing to slow down.…

Intoxicated driver crashes into concrete wall in Pasco

PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco police responded to a car that crashed into a concrete wall over the weekend. According to the Pasco Police Department, it happened around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. The driver was making a left turn…

Two people dead after Wednesday morning car crash near Hanford

UPDATE (2:02 p.m.): The victims have been identified as 61-year-old Teresa Medrano and 68-year-old Manuel Medrano of Sunnyside. All three other individuals involved in the crash are reported as uninjured. According to authorities, 32-year-old Hilario Hernandez Torres struck the Medrano's…

State Supreme Court strikes down I-976 that would have cut car tab fees

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington Supreme Court struck down Initiative 976 on Thursday, nearly a year after statewide voters approved the car tab tax-cutting measure, the Seattle Times reports. The court ruled the measure is unconstitutional because it “contains more…