YAKIMA, Wash. -- A 21-year-old Toppenish man was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail after a Saturday night crash that injured six people, two seriously.

Artimeo Crisostomo-Regis was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro south on U.S. Highway 97 shortly after 9 p.m. when Washington State Patrol troopers said he ran a red light. The car collided with a 2015 Ford Taurus that was making a left turn from the eastbound lane of Fort Road, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

The Taurus was then pushed into a Yakama Nation Tribal police vehicle and Toyota Echo that were heading east on Fort Road, the affidavit said.

Crisostomo-Regis ran from the scene, but witnesses detained him a half-mile east of the intersection, the affidavit said. Troopers said Crisostomo-Regis had an odor of intoxicants on him, and a sample of his blood was sent to the State Patrol’s lab for testing.

The tribal officer, Bazil-Lu J. Adams, 34, was taken to Virginia Mason Memorial hospital in Yakima, where she was listed in fair condition.

The Echo’s driver, 37-year-old Aaron F. Kahama of Union Gap, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with what troopers said were head injuries and a punctured lung. He is in serious condition in the hospital’s intensive-care unit.

Three other people injured in the crash were treated and released from Virginia Mason Memorial.

Crisostomo-Regis was initially treated at Virginia Mason Memorial before being booked into the Yakima County jail Sunday on suspicion of vehicular assault and hit and run.


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Yakima County Superior Court Judge Kevin Naught set the bail during a hearing Monday afternoon.