Couple remains in critical condition after fatal crash near Prosser

Couple remains in critical condition after fatal crash near Prosser

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.Couple remains in critical condition after fatal crash near Prosser

Couple remains in critical condition after fatal crash near Prosser