SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - An Outlook woman is dead after a three car crash near Sunnyside Tuesday.
The Washington State Patrol says the cars were traveling down Yakima Valley Highway, near Sunnyside Road around 11am, when the first car slowed down to avoid hitting a dog. The driver of the second car, Estella Patterson, was killed when she was rear-ended by another vehicle.
"The amount of energy that was transferred between the last two vehicles was the causing factor on the fatality," said Sgt. David DeVere.
Troopers say drugs and alcohol were not a factor in this accident.
The State Patrol says criminal charges will not be filed against the driver of the third car, but he will be ticketed.