A Buena, Washington man, Kelly Leroy York, has plead guilt to felony charges including fatal hit-and-run, vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in the Thanksgiving-day car accident that killed Rose H. Magana, age 37, of El Mirage Arizona. Five other people were injured in the accident.
York, age 24, entered guilty pleas in Yakima County Superior Court to all charges against him. He will be sentenced on May 13 and could spend up to 10 years in prison reports Seattle’s KOMONews.com.
The car accident occurred on Thanksgiving day around 5:00pm at the intersection of Branch and Wierman Road near Toppenish, Washington. Police believe York ran a stop sign. He broadsided a Nissan Sentra. Magana was a passenger in the Nissan. The 17-year-old driver of the Nissan and four other young people were injured.
York and a passenger fled the scene of the accident on foot and York not not arrested until December 2nd.
Vehicular Homicide can be charged if a driver was driving recklessly, driving under the influence or driving without regard to the safety of others. Vehicular Assault can be charged if a person is seriously injured and the driver of the car was impaired or driving recklessly.