One person was killed in a crash on a snow-covered road between Toppenish and Wapato early Tuesday morning.
A vehicle carrying several people slid off the road near the intersection of McDonald and Ashue roads around 3:50 a.m., according to Yakima County sheriff’s spokesman Casey Schilperoort. The vehicle flipped over as it slid into a field, and speed was a factor.
The case has been transferred to Yakama Nation Tribal Police as all the people in car were Native Americans and the crash occurred within the Yakama Nation’s boundaries.
Attempts to contact the tribal police were not successful. Calls for information were not returned by press time.