32-Year-Old Danielle Shockey Dies on Sunset Street Crash
Ephrata, WA (March 12, 2021) – On Tuesday, 32-year-old Danielle Shockey of Yakima County died in a rollover crash on Sunset Street.
The fatal crash took place at about 2 a.m. on the 1200 block area.
Apparently, officers received a report of a suspicious person in the Swanson’s Addition area of Ephrat.
When authorities arrived, a police officer noticed someone standing outside a vehicle. The suspicious person ran and got into a waiting vehicle that sped off toward Dodson Road.
The responding officer started chasing the vehicle, but it rolled as it traveled on Dodson Road.
Right away, the police pulled and saw the driver fled on foot.
The officer saw a seriously injured woman lying outside the vehicle.
Immediately, rescuers tried to save Shockey, but she later died.
Moreover, authorities arrested 44-year-old Augustine Avalos of Zillah, WA. on suspicion of vehicular homicide.
Avalos has a 25-year-old male passenger who was not injured.
Sweet Lawyers wants to send our condolences to the family and friends of Danielle Shockey. May you find comfort during this difficult time.
Coping With a Fatal Crash
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Ultimately, this offers the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
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