Melissa Casarez Dies in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 97 [Omak, WA]

Melissa Casarez Dies in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 97 [Omak, WA]

Highway 97 Crash Kills Melissa Casarez, Injures Jose Murillo Figueroa

Omak, WA (December 14, 2021)– On Saturday, a  33-year old Yakima woman, Melissa Casarez, died, while 51-year-old Jose Murillo Figueroa of Okanogan, sustained injuries in a crash on Highway 97.

The collision happened a few minutes after 5 p.m.

Casarez was walking southbound on the shoulder of the highway the1998 Ford Escort driven by 32-year-old Robert Funston of Wenatchee struck her. 

Afterward, the 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Figueroa rear-ended Funston’s Escort.

Unfortunately, Casarez died at the accident scene.

On the other hand, the rescuers took Figueroa to Mid Valley Hospital with minor injuries. 

The authorities are investigating this fatal incident.


Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our sympathies to the bereaved family of Melissa Casarez. Our thoughts are with you through these trying times.


The Aftermath of Fatal Pedestrian Accident

It is never easy to lose someone in an accident. More so to deal with a wrongful death case. Sweet Lawyers truly understand that in this difficult time, you need an expert to fight for your case on your behalf.

The most helpful step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a Sweet Lawyer attorney. Furthermore, we will prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.

Sweet Lawyers offer legal representation from experienced and compassionate attorneys that safeguard your legal rights. We value the trust and respect of our clients, which is why we continuously fight to hold liable parties accountable and award our clients the compensation they deserve.

No one wants to be involved in an accident. However, if you or a loved one are involved in an accident, reach out to us. With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, we know what it takes to win your case.

Here at Sweet Lawyers, we promise to fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Call our offices at (800) 674 785 for a free consultation with a professional in your area.

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