YAKIMA — Charges were expected to be filed today against two men suspected of causing a street-racing crash that injured a mother and her young son last week in Yakima.
Deputy Yakima County prosecutor David Soukup said charges of vehicular assault would be requested against both defendants, who made their first court appearance Friday.
Everardo Jaime-Nava, 23, and Jose A. Badillo Ramirez, 18, remain at the Yakima County jail. They also are under immigration holds.
Police said Jaime and Badillo were racing each other Thursday when Jaime’s Jeep Cherokee broadsided the driver’s side of a Toyota Corolla that was pulling out of a Burger King in the 2700 block of Nob Hill Boulevard.
The Toyota’s driver, Devon Marie Parks of Yakima, suffered multiple internal injuries, including broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a lacerated spleen. Parks, 26, has since been discharged from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Her young son, Anthony, suffered numerous cuts and scrapes from flying glass, but otherwise escaped serious injury.
Police said witnesses told them Jaime’s Jeep was racing a small white car west on Nob Hill and that the white car barely missed the Toyota before the Toyota was struck by the Jeep.
Witnesses estimated the speed of the two cars at more than 60 mph. The speed limit on that stretch of Nob Hill, a four-lane arterial and one of the city’s most congested thoroughfares, is 35 mph.