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Toppenish woman dies following crash three days after her engagement

TOPPENISH, Wash. - A 21-year-old woman from Toppenish has died after she was involved in a terrible crash three days after her engagement.

Kelsey Walker passed away at Harborview Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit in Seattle where she had been undergoing treatment for the past two weeks. She was in a coma and on life support at the time of her death. 

On Sunday, her family announced in a Facebook post that she did not survive.

The weather was foggy and roads were extremely icy when Walker was driving on Plank Road near Foster Road on the morning of Dec. 16. Her car slid into an oncoming F-250 pickup and went into a ditch, crushing her white Dodge Caliber, according to Yakima County Sheriff’s Office. 

Her fiancé Dylan Sheehan was right behind her in a separate vehicle because they were on their way to Yakima, where they both work, Walker's sister Shelby Cook said. 

Cook said Sheehan pulled Walker from the wreckage and called 911 around 7 a.m. She confirmed that Sheehan proposed to her the previous Friday.

Walker was flown to Harborview from a Yakima Valley hospital in critical condition.  She was found to have significant brain damage and a broken neck bone among other injuries, Cook said.

The sheriff's office said ice and fog were both factors in the crash. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up for donations to be made to the family. 

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