Portland man, 55, dies in car crash in Yakima County
YAKIMA CO., Wash. — The Washington State Patrol reported that Robert Yates, 55, died Friday afternoon in Yakima County after a car crash on SR 97 near Toppenish.
The crash occurred at approximately 3:42 p.m. on Friday.
Washington State Patrol stated that Yates’ vehicle crossed into the Southbound lane and struck another vehicle.
According to WSP, 48-year-old Bret Wachter was injured in the crash and taken to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.