86-year old woman dies in car wreck - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

86-year old woman dies in car wreck

Posted: Updated:

Union Gap, WASH.-- A Yakima Valley woman was killed Friday morning in a car accident on Interstate 82.

It happened just before 10 a.m. near Union Gap.

State Troopers said 86-year-old Olive Pastrana of Harrah was driving in the right lane when she tried to make an illegal U-turn.

A truck carrying between 80 to 100 thousand pounds of apples was trying to pass on the left.

Troopers said the truck slammed into the car and pushed it about 100 feet off the Interstate.

"The impact occurs on the inside lane, and the driver did an extremely good job of maintaining control of his semi," said Lt. Terry Liebrecht of Washington State Patrol. "But they exited the freeway and then through the fence, and then they came to rest down here by the creek."

State Troopers said emergency responders started CPR on the woman, but her injuries were too severe and she died at the scene.

Troopers said the truck driver, 44-year-old Jose-Luis Calvario, was not injured.

No charges will be filed.
   

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • Afternoon Gleed fire destroys numerous bee hives

    Afternoon Gleed fire destroys numerous bee hives

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:45:28 GMT

    The cause of a fire in Gleed is still under investigation, but it did burn through most of the bee hives that were in the area. 

    More >>

    The cause of a fire in Gleed is still under investigation, but it did burn through most of the bee hives that were in the area. 

    More >>
  • Yakima man who died from injuries was assaulting a woman, YPD says

    Yakima man who died from injuries was assaulting a woman, YPD says

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:22:59 GMT

    Based on new information obtained by Yakima Police Department detectives, the death of a 57-year old man who died last night is not being ruled a homicide at this time.

    More >>

    Based on new information obtained by Yakima Police Department detectives, the death of a 57-year old man who died last night is not being ruled a homicide at this time.

    More >>
  • Grant aids effort to reduce high infant mortality rates on Yakama Indian Reservation

    Grant aids effort to reduce high infant mortality rates on Yakama Indian Reservation

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:26:33 GMT

    The Memorial Foundation and Virginia Mason Memorial hospital recently received a $25,000 grant from The Anthem Foundation to help reduce the high rate of infant mortality on the Yakama Indian Reservation. 

    More >>

    The Memorial Foundation and Virginia Mason Memorial hospital recently received a $25,000 grant from The Anthem Foundation to help reduce the high rate of infant mortality on the Yakama Indian Reservation. 

    More >>