2 Yakima women hit in pedestrian accident, one dies

Two pedestrians were hit by a car while crossing Nob Hill Boulevard at 11th Avenue on Tuesday evening reports The Yakima Herald.com. Brittny Kilpatrick, age 20, died of her injuries on Wednesday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Her companion, Sarah Nelson, age 22, suffered minor injuries in the pedestrian accident.

The two women were in an unmarked crosswalk when they were hit by a Nissan Maxima driven by Monica Barajas, age 20, of Yakima. According to the report, a vehicle in the inside lane stopped for the pair but the Maxima in the outside lane continued and hit the pair.

Police are investigating the pedestrian accident but they do not believe that alcohol or drugs were involved. Vehicle Code RCW 46.61.235 specifies that all vehicles must stop at an unmarked or marked crosswalk when a pedestrian or bicycle is upon or within one lane of the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling.

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