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