Driver arrested for felony hit and run in Thanksging day accident that killed 1, injured four others

According to a Washington State Patrol media release, the patrol has arrested Kelly L. York Jr. on a charge of Felony Hit and Run charge after the Thanksgiving Day collision that killed a 37-year-old mother of four and injured four others.

The car accident occurred on Thanksgiving day around 5:00 pm at the intersection of Branch and Wierman Road near Toppenish, Washington. Investigators believe that York, driving a 1997 Jaguar, ran a stop sign as he was heading north on Wierman Road and broadsided a Nissan Sentra. Rosa Magana, 37, of El Mirage, Az, who was a passenger in the Nissan, died shortly after the accident. The 17-year-old driver of the Nissan and four other passengers, ages 6 to 16, were transported to Memorial Hospital. Three of the victims were later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

According to police, Kelly York Jr., and a passenger fled the scene of the accident on foot. The WSP arrested York on December 2nd at a residence on Weikel Road.

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