6-Year-Old Pasco Boy Dies in SR 26, I-90 Junction Crash - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

6-Year-Old Pasco Boy Dies in SR 26, I-90 Junction Crash

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Right now, troopers are calling the cause an illegal u-turn, but charges are still pending in the case. Right now, troopers are calling the cause an illegal u-turn, but charges are still pending in the case.

VANTAGE, WA- A 6-year-old Pasco boy died after a car accident on the SR 26 and I-90 junction, one mile east of Vantage on Tuesday morning.

48-year-old Eugenio Cruz Hernandez of Pasco tried to make a u-turn in front of another car in the eastbound lanes of SR 26 from the I-90 off ramp. Cruz Hernandez ended up colliding with 38-year-old Christopher Nelms of Pasco. 

Cruz Hernandez's passenger, a 6-year-old boy, died at the crash scene. Cruz Hernandez and Nelms were taken to Kadlec Medical Center by Medstar.

Right now, troopers are calling the cause an illegal u-turn, but charges are still pending in the case.

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