58-Year-Old Manuel Degante Dies, Reynel Enriquez Ortega Injured in Yakima DUI Crash
Yakima, WA (July 02, 2021) – On Wednesday, 58-Year-Old Manuel Degante died, while 30-year-old Reynel Enriquez Ortega was injured in a DUI crash on State Route 97.
Officers responded to the fatal crash scene at around 11:12 p.m.
Apparently, Ortega left the roadway and hit the jersey barrier.
Unfortunately, officers pronounced Degante, the passenger dead at the scene.
Moreover, rescuers took Ortega to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
The authorities said both men were wearing their seatbelt during the accident.
Meanwhile, the authorities suspect drugs or alcohol played a factor in the fatal crash.
We at Sweet Lawyers know how painful it is losing a loved one in a traffic crash. Our thoughts are with Manuel Degante’s loved ones in this painful time.
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