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The driver accused of hitting a firefighter and leaving the scene after a crash on Interstate 82 near Granger on Sunday morning turned himself in Monday.

Troopers said the crash happened around 6:20 a.m. just north of Granger. They said Hilario Rioz-Altamirano, 40, of Grandview was driving a Nissan Versa when the vehicle lost control and hit Yakima County Fire District 5 firefighter Terry L. Carter, 62, of Granger as Carter worked on the scene of an earlier collision on the highway.

The patrol said the Versa stopped for a few seconds, then left the scene. Carter was released from Virginia Mason Memorial hospital in Yakima after receiving treatment.

The WSP published a description of the incident, and Rioz-Altamirono turned himself in, the WSP said.


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He was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of hit-and-run-causing an injury. Yakima County Superior Court Judge Richard Bartheld ordered Rioz-Altamirono released under the pretrial release program, with a requirement to check in with court staff, following a preliminary appearance hearing Tuesday.


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1The FBI says it believes the Yakima County Sheriff's Office under reported the number of incidents in 2018
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