UPDATE: WSP seeks semi driver in case of Yakima woman hit, killed on I-82

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FRIDAY UPDATE: WSP needs witnesses, seeks driver involved in Yakima crash that killed Samantha Webb.

Here is a request from troopers investigating the crash:

On Monday, November 1st, 2021 at approximately 12:19 a.m. a white Ford F-350 pick-up truck was traveling eastbound on Interstate 82 near milepost 33, in the Yakima City limits. The female passenger who was riding in this truck exited the vehicle while it was in motion, landing in the right lane on Interstate 82.

A semi-truck and trailer traveling behind the Ford, struck the female as she was in the right lane. The female passenger died from her injuries.

WSP is looking for witnesses who might have seen this incident occur. We are also looking for information regarding the semi-truck and/or who was driving the semi-truck at the time of this collision.

Anyone that may have any information regarding this incident is asked to call Det. Patrick Lockwood at (509)-249-6743 or the WSP tip line at (509) 249-6700


YAKIMA, Wash. — A woman was hit and killed on Interstate 82 in Yakima early Monday morning. Washington State Patrol troopers say she “exited” a moving pickup and the driver behind her ran into her.

WSP identified the victim as 48-year-old Samantha Webb of Yakima. She was riding eastbound as a passenger in a Ford F-350 driven by Randall Sali, 41, of Moxee. Tragedy struck around 12:19 a.m. near milepost 33.

State troopers report Webb “exited the vehicle while vehicle was in motion” and a driver traveling behind Sali’s F-350 hit Webb in the right lane of eastbound I-82.

Webb was pronounced dead at the scene. Sali pulled over and stayed at the scene. State patrol set up flares to divert traffic while troopers investigated the crash. Sgt. Jody Metz notified Webb’s family, WSP reported.

The driver who hit Webb remains a mystery. That vehicle “did not stop and continued from the scene,” the state patrol said in a news release.

As a standard, troopers look into whether drugs or alcohol are involved in deadly crashes; in this case, that was “unknown” and the cause of the crash was “under investigation” on Monday.

No arrests were listed in the report. We’ll update this article with any new information that the Washington State Patrol can provide regarding how Webb came to leave the moving pickup.

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