Saturday UTV Crash Kills Two in Yakima
A Saturday morning crash in Yakima resulted in the deaths of two people. Yakima Police say and officer spotted the Polaris RZR UTV vehicle driving on River Road From 40th Avenue early Saturday morning and tried to stop the vehicle after it appeared the driver was racing in the area. But the side-by-side UTV (ultimate terrain vehicle) driver took off at a high speed through the warehouse area leading to River Road near 27th Ave. The officer stopped the chase and later found the vehicle crashed in the area after the driver struck a BNSF Railway embankment.
Authorities say the vehicle landed on its roof
The vehicle flipped onto it's roof killing the driver and passenger. The UTV's driver, 22-year-old Hardeep Chhokar, and 25-year-old passenger Isaiah Harris both died at the scene of the crash reported at about 1:00 am Saturday morning.
The crash remains under investigation. Police believe speed and not intoxicants were a major contributor to the fatal incident.