Seth Button and Neil Sartain Killed, 1 Injured in Head-on Crash in Yakima
Yakima, CA (September 24, 2020) – On Tuesday, 35-year-old Seth O. Button of Toppenish and 40-year-old Neil Y. Sartain of Grandview died in a wrong-way crash in Yakima.
The Washington State Patrol says that the crash happened around 3:21 a.m. after Button tried to evade the pursuit of state troopers.
Moreover, Washington State Patrol says troopers tried to stop Button, who drove his 1995 Chevrolet Blazer for a felony case in Ellensburg.
Furthermore, police say troopers started a pursuit, as he did not stop and went towards Yakima.
Eventually, troopers did not continue with the chase as the Chevrolet crossed the Interstate 82 going the wrong way into oncoming traffic.
Subsequently, WSP received reports that a head-on collision occurred with a 2017 Ram pickup.
Incidentally, both Button and Sartain died at the scene.
Meanwhile, 60-year-old Curtis Hawks of Moxee, the driver of the pickup, was taken to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital.
Eventually, west of Interstate 82 was closed until late in the morning. Additionally, reports say both vehicles sustained heavy damage.
Finally, authorities are still investigating the crash. No further details are available as of yet.
Sweet Lawyers extends our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Seth Button and Neil Sartain. We also wish Curtis Hawks a speedy recovery.
What Happens Next?
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Mark Sweet, an award-winning attorney of Sweet Lawyers wants to let those who are affected know that it is important to have an independent investigation to better protect your rights. Hiring the right firm, who has the resources to spend, can make all the difference between getting justice for a client.
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