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One dead, one in custody after two-vehicle crash in Sunnyside

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SUNNYSIDE, WA - One man is dead after his vehicle was struck in a Sunnyside intersection the morning of Friday, August 31.

On Friday at about 5:30 a.m., Jamie Fernandez was driving northbound on Maple Grove Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Independence Road.

Fernandez’s vehicle struck the passenger side of a vehicle being driven eastbound on Independence Rd. by Uriel Badillo Guzman.

The force of the impact forced Guzman's vehicle to the northeast where it came to a rest about 80 feet off of the roadway. Guzman was severely injured and transported to Sunnyside Astoria Hospital where, he died a short time later.

Fernandez's vehicle came to a rest about 80 feet to the north.

Fernandez fled the area on foot and was found a couple of hours later by Yakima County deputies. He had only minor injuries.

Records showed that Fernandez was on pre-trial release for a DUI from the 20th of this month.

Fernandez was booked into the Yakima County Jail with the requested charges of Vehicular Homicide, Hit and Run Attended and driving with no valid driver’s license.

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