Family and friends of teen killed in car accident visit crash site
NEAR TOPPENISH, Wash. - Family and friends of Wally Comenout spent Saturday afternoon where his car rolled over Friday to see the crash site for themselves.
His cousin, Myron Capetiolo, was with him before he left that night and says Comenout was upset and drove off.
Comenout, 16, was heading eastbound on Pumphouse Road around 7:45 p.m. when his 1990 Nissan Pathfinder left the road and rolled multiple times. He was thrown out of the car and died at the scene, according to Washington State Patrol.
Capetiolo visited the crash site Saturday with two friends. He wants his cousin to be remembered for his adventurous spirit.
"He's a pretty crazy dude," said Capetiolo. "He liked to do stuff. He's the type of person that said let's go, let's just go do it. Get it done now instead of later. Let's go."
The crash happened 10 miles west of Toppenish in the 500 block of Pumphouse Road. WSP says Comenout was wearing a seat belt.
His cousin and friends say many people have tried to drive up that hill in the past and they know some have come close to crashing.
They hope anyone thinking of doing a similar stunt will think twice about the danger involved before driving up that hill.