Eight-Month Old Dead After Car Accident Near Toppenish
TOPPENISH--A tragic accident east of Toppenish Friday night ends with an eight-month-old baby dead.
The car accident happened near the intersection of State Route 22 and Stevens Road.
A Washington State Patrol accident report says Gwen Rusk was driving west on SR-22 when she crossed the center line and hit a car carrying an adult and four children, including the eight-month old boy.
The impact sent Rusk's car spinning into a cornfield and the other car rolled, ejecting the baby.
Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins said the baby was sitting on somebody's lap at the time of the accident.
The other passengers sustained minor injuries.
Rusk has been arrested and is facing vehicular homicide charges. State troopers believe drugs or alcohol were involved.