21-year-old man dies in Lower Valley crash

LOWER VALLEY, Wash. - A Lower Valley man was killed in a single-car crash between Wapato and Toppenish early Thursday morning.

Chester Bennett, 21, was riding in the passenger’s seat on South Wapato Road when the driver went off the roadway near McDonald Road around 3 a.m. Bennett was ejected from the vehicle. 

He was found dead at the scene, according to Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins.

The driver was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

Yakama Tribal police are investigating.  

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