Couple remains in critical condition after fatal crash near Prosser
PROSSER, Wash. — Washington State Patrol reports drugs or alcohol could have been a factor in a fatal head on collision on State Route 221, just 4 miles southeast of Prosser around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say 41-year-old Josue Alvarado was driving north on SR 221 at milepost 22 when he crossed over into the southbound lane, striking 65-year-old Steven Ellis and passenger, 62 year-old Cheryl Ellis head-on.
Cheryl and Steven were both transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. They are in critical condition as of Wednesday evening.
Alvarado was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.