Selah man arrested for causing deadly crash while high on Oxycodone, deputies say

SELAH, Wash. -- Deputies arrested a Selah man on Thursday for allegedly causing a fatal crash while high on Oxycodone back in June.

Yakima County deputies say Thomas Dale Withrow, 57, was driving northbound on North Wenas Road on June 14 when he crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle's the driver-side door at Lampe Road. 

The other driver, 81-year-old Diane Margery Leitz, was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she died five days later as a result of blunt-force trauma from the crash.

The sheriff's office was granted a search warrant for Withrow's blood, which tested positive for Oxycodone at the Washington State Toxicology lab, deputies said.

Withrow was booked into the Yakima County Jail for charges of vehicular homicide. He has since been released from jail on a pre-trial services program. 


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