HARRAH--The Washington State Patrol believes a drunk driver is behind a car accident that killed a 70-year-old man on Saturday morning.
State troopers say the man was driving south down Harrah Road around 10:15 a.m. Saturday, when his car was rammed by a drunk driver.
Troopers tell KNDO that the causing driver went through a stop sign while westbound on Evans Road and t-boned the 70-year-old's car. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until KNDO's 6:00 p.m. newscast so WSP can notify his family.
This is the fourth fatal accident in the Lower Valley since November 7. Three of those four crashes are believed to be alcohol-related.
The driver in the non-alcohol related crash died from his injuries early Saturday morning.
WSP says 65-year-old Rogelio Norris of Toppenish drove through a stop sign while eastbound on Branch Road, and was hit by a car traveling south down Lateral A.
Norris was pronounced dead at 1:55 a.m. Saturday. The driver and passenger in the other car were not seriously injured.