Police Identify Suspect and Victims in Deadly Tuesday Yakima Crash
Yakima Police have identified those involved in a deadly crash at 48th and Nob Hill on Tuesday that took the lives of three people. The Yakima Police Department Traffic Unit and Major Crimes Unit is partnering in the investigation of this collision.
THE SUSPECT REMAINS IN A YAKIMA HOSPITAL
Authorities say the driver of the 1994 Ford Escort, that failed to stop at a red light and caused the collision, has been identified as 20-year-old, Kolby Funkhouser. He's being treated at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital currently in stable condition. He's currently in custody and when released from the hospital he'll be placed in the county jail facing three counts of Vehicular Homicide and one count of Vehicular Assault.
Police say they believe he was impaired at the time of the crash. Results of a blood draw are pending.
THE SUSPECT DRIVER'S PASSENGER DIED AS WELL AS TWO OTHERS
Funkhouser’s passenger who died in the crash has been identified as 23-year-old, Mason Euteneier.
The driver of the other vehicle, the Mitsubishi Galant has been identified as 23-year-old, Kisha Whitefoot of Wapato. She was treated at a Yakima hospital and released on Tuesday. Her 5-year-old daughter was a passenger in the back seat of the Galant. She remains at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in stable condition. Two others, 19-year-old Steve Bueno and 20-year-old Kiona Whitefoot were also passengers in the back seat of the Mitsubishi Galant. They were both ejected from the vehicle and passed and died at the scene of the crash. Police are searching for any information about the crash. If you can help contact Yakima Police Department Sergeant Scott Grant (509.728.6625) or Officer Jim Yates (509.575.6246).
Yakima Police say the crash was reported at 10:18PM Tuesday when a 1994 Ford Escort was traveling northbound on 48th Avenue at what police say was a “high rate of speed.” Police say the driver didn’t stop for the red light at the intersection crashing into 2007 Mitsubishi Galant driven by a 23-year-old resident of Wapato.
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