Three people were injured in a White Swan single-car accident around 2am this morning reports The Yakima Herald. Police suspect that alcohol may have been a factor in the motor vehicle accident. White Swan is a a town of about 3,000 south west of Yakima.
The report said that Lonzell Luei, 22, of Wapato went off of Signal Peak Road just south of White Swan. The vehicle rolled and Luei was thrown from the vehicle. He was initially taken to Toppenish Community Hospital with unknown injuries.
Luei’s two passengers, Joseph Smiscon, 31, of White Swan, and Elizabeth Benson, 26, of Toppenish were also injured in the car accident. Both were taken to to Toppenish Community Hospital.
If Luei was intoxicated, he may be charged with Vehicular Assault. Washington State vehicle RCW 46.61.522 provides that a driver can be charged with vehicular assault if he or she seriously injures someone while driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving without regard to the safety of others.
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