3 killed, 2 injured in Richland single-car rollover accident

The Yakima Herald reports that three residents of Sunnyside were killed in a Richland single-car accident on Sunday morning around 2:20am.

According to the report, Joel Barajas, 32, his wife, Bertha Barajas, 28, along with their nephew, Christian Valdez, 8, were killed when Joel Barajas lost control of the GMC Yukon he was driving.

Two children, a girl, age 8, and a boy, age 10, were taken to Kadlec Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The Barajas’ 2-year-old son was apparently not injured.

The motor vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 182 just west of Richland. Barajas failed to negotiate a curve, went off the highway and the vehicle rolled several times.

The Washington State Patrol suspect that alcohol may have been a factor in the car accident but the results of toxicology tests have not been released. One report also said that Barajas had been using a cell phone shortly before the accident.

The legal standard for intoxication in Washington state is 0.08%. The calculation of BAC depends on many factors including your sex, your weight, and the type of alcohol consumed. A person can also be impaired at below the 0.08% legal limit.

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