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Washtucna man facing hit-and-run charge

GRANDVIEW — A Washtucna man was arrested for hit-and-run after his vehicle was struck on Interstate 82 about two miles west of the Grandview late last night, July 9.

Salvador Munoz-Gonzalez, 43, of Washtucna, is facing a possible charge of hit-and-run.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Munoz-Gonzalez was the victim in the crash that occurred about 11:36 p.m. near Milepost 71 of westbound Interstate 82.

Munoz-Gonzalez was westbound in a Hyundai Sonata when he was struck from behind by 19-year-old driver Manuel DelGadillo-Monreal of Toppenish, who was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, the patrol reported.

DelGadillo-Monreal had a 15-year-old passenger in his vehicle — Isaid DelGadillo-Monreal of Toppenish, the patrol said.

After the collision, Munoz-Gonzalez jumped out of his vehicle and fled on foot; he was later apprehended, the patrol reported. Information on why he fled was not released.

All three people were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, the patrol reported. Neither driver was injured, but the younger passenger was taken to an area hospital.

Driver DelGadillo-Monreal was cited for following too close, the patrol said. Munoz-Gonzalez was arrested.


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