Toppenish woman involved in horrific crash stabilized in hospital, family says
TOPPENISH, Wash. — A Toppenish woman has stabilized but remains in critical condition as of Wednesday morning after she was involved in a horrific crash near while on her way to work, according to her family.
Kelsey Walker, 21, was driving on Plank Road on an icy Monday morning when she slid into an oncoming F-250 pickup and went into a ditch. Her fiance Dylan Sheehan was following behind her since they both work in Yakima.
Sheehan was the person who called 911 and pulled her from the wreckage when the crash happened around 7 a.m. The couple just got engaged on Friday, three days earlier, according to her sister Shelby Cook.
The woman was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from a Yakima Valley hospital. Doctor found that she had a brain hemorrhage and a broken neck bone among other injuries, Shelby said.
Her mother Cheryl Parsley said Walker came in with major swelling putting pressure on her brain. She underwent a procedure to relieve the pressure and appears stable. She has been sedated since she arrived at the hospital.
Harborview tells KAPP-KVEW she remains in critical condition.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with her medical costs.
As Walker fights to stay alive, her family says her accident is one of several hardships they’ve endured in the past few weeks.
On Wednesday, Cheryl Parsley left her daughter’s side in the hospital to be with her husband Kevin, a brain cancer patient at Yakima Meadows Hospice. On Facebook, Cheryl said she got a call from the hospice saying her husband’s health has been on a “major decline” over the past couple days.
At last check, she was driving from Seattle to the hospice to “spend time with him before the worst,” according to a Facebook post.
The movement I was excited about is called posturing. The doctors would like to see her with more activity. …
KAPP-KVEW also learned that Kelsey’s 5-year-old niece Holley is battling her second round of Leukemia at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Cook said Holley was first diagnosed at age 3. She was in remission for about six months before learning the cancer had returned.
Holley is doing really good. She had a L/P(back poke chemo) IV chemo and VCR (Vencristen) probably spelled that wrong…
Amid several heartbreaking events, Cook mentioned that her grandmother who has been fighting pancreatic cancer found out about two weeks ago that she is completely cancer free.