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Toppenish woman killed after car rolls into canal

TOPPENISH, Wash. - Yakima County deputies are investigating a rollover crash that killed a 25-year-old Toppenish woman.

On May 3, police responded to an accident near N. Meyers Road and E. 1st Avenue around 7:15 p.m. When they got to the scene, the Toppenish officer found a car partially submerged in an irrigation canal.

Inside the car was Amber S. Delon. The officer jumped in the water, pulled Delon from the car and brought her up to the bank. Officers began performing CPR until paramedics got to the scene. LifeFlight was called to the area.

Paramedics worked to revive Delon for 30 minutes. She was later pronounced dead.

According to Deputy Scot Swallow, witnesses say Delon was trying to pass three cars going south. As she was passing, a truck was coming north. Delon attempted to swerve back to the right to avoid it. She lost control of the car, skidded off the west side of the road and rolled before crashing into the canal upside down.

Investigators say Delon was not wearing a seatbelt. It's not known if drugs or alcohol played a factor. 

The crash is under investigation.


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