UPDATE: 2 Adults, 2 Children Killed In Grant County Crash - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

UPDATE: 2 Adults, 2 Children Killed In Grant County Crash

Posted: Updated:
PHOTO: Grant County Sheriff's Department PHOTO: Grant County Sheriff's Department

UPDATE/GRANT COUNTY, Wash. (29MAY2013) - Alcohol or drugs is not believed a factor in a crash which killed a Stanwood family of four May 26 near George, Wash.

Athena T. Green, 27 of Edmonds, Wash., was the driver of the other vehicle involved in the Sunday morning collision which claimed the lives of Dioselina Buenrostro, Gabriel Ochoa, and their daughters Jessie Ochoa and Sandra Ochoa.

The preliminary investigation by the Grant County Sheriff's Motor Traffic Unit revealed Green's vehicle, a 2011 Kia Sport was stopped, facing southbound at the stop sign posted on County Road 1-Northwest and Beverly Burke Road. The Buenrostro vehicle, a 2003 Chevy Tahoe, was northbound on the Beverly Burke Road and approaching the intersection of Road 1 NW.

Green's vehicle failed to yield from the stop sign and pulled out onto Beverly Burke and proceeded northbound. Buenrostro's vehicle rear-ended Green's car. Green's car came to rest on the east shoulder of Beverly Burke, a short distance from the point of impact. Green suffered minor injuries.

Buenrostro's Tahoe continued northbound, crossing over the southbound lane of travel and striking a canal bridge guardrail. The Tahoe continued into the irrigation canal on the west side of the bridge and sank. The family of four was unable to get out of the Tahoe.

The Buenrostro-Ochoa family was enroute to Quincy to visit family.

Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison's office has completed autopsies on the four victims. The cause of death for all victims is drowning due to motor vehicle collision.

Any criminal charges against Green will be decided by the Grant County Prosecutor.

PREVIOUS STORY:

UPDATE: Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison has released the names of a Stanwood, Washington family killed in a car crash near George, Washington over the weekend.

• Dioselina Buenrostro, 33-year-old female
• Gabriel Ochoa, 35-year-old male
• Yesenia "Jessie" Ochoa, 4-year-old female
• Sandra Ochoa, 9-year-old female

Coroner Morrison's staff will conduct autopsies on these victims and will later release causes and manners of death.

UPDATE: 

The Grant County Sheriff's Department has notified KHQ that the two children initially transported from the scene have also died. 

In all, a man and woman, plus two children were in the car that went into an irrigation canal following the crash. All four died.

The driver of the other vehicle involved was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

Traffic investigators are putting together what happened and as soon as we get an update we'll be sure to let you know. 

Previous Coverage:

GEORGE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Department has informed KHQ that two adults have died in a car crash near George and two children are being transported to the hospital with serious injuries. 

Grant County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kyle Foreman says it happened Sunday morning at County Road 1 NW & Beverly-Burke Road SW. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, and one of them ended up in an irrigation canal. 

We are expecting more details on this incident shortly and will update this story as soon as we get any additional information. 

 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • WATCH: Georgia Dome implosion blocked by bus

    WATCH: Georgia Dome implosion blocked by bus

    Monday, November 20 2017 11:57 AM EST2017-11-20 16:57:33 GMT

    ATLANTA - Thousands of spectators turned out to say goodbye to the beloved (?) Georgia Dome on Monday. The Weather Channel even set up to livestream the demolition, but they forgot to check Atlanta's bus schedule. 

    More >>

    ATLANTA - Thousands of spectators turned out to say goodbye to the beloved (?) Georgia Dome on Monday. The Weather Channel even set up to livestream the demolition, but they forgot to check Atlanta's bus schedule.  Just seconds after the first explosive charges were fired, one of Atlanta's MARTA buses stopped right in front of The Weather Channel's camera, blocking the most spectacular part of the morning. 

    More >>
  • Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads over contamination fear

    Monday, November 20 2017 11:11 AM EST2017-11-20 16:11:56 GMT

    PHOENIX - Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.    The grocery chain said Saturday on its website that packages of white meat chicken salad, curried white chicken deli salad and turkey cranberry apple salad sold in some areas that expire from Nov. 10-21 could be contaminated. 

    More >>

    PHOENIX - Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.    The grocery chain said Saturday on its website that packages of white meat chicken salad, curried white chicken deli salad and turkey cranberry apple salad sold in some areas that expire from Nov. 10-21 could be contaminated. 

    More >>
  • Notorious cult leader and murderer, Charles Manson, dead at 83

    Notorious cult leader and murderer, Charles Manson, dead at 83

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:23 AM EST2017-11-20 12:23:24 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the death of Charles Manson (all times local):   11 p.m.   Prison officials say it's "undetermined" what will happen with the remains of cult leader Charles Manson.   Manson died Sunday night after nearly a half-century behind bars. He was 83.   Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Corrections, says he died of natural causes.

    More >>

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the death of Charles Manson (all times local):   11 p.m.   Prison officials say it's "undetermined" what will happen with the remains of cult leader Charles Manson.   Manson died Sunday night after nearly a half-century behind bars. He was 83.   Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Corrections, says he died of natural causes.

    More >>