In connection with a Monday incident that killed another Sunnyside man, a 26-year-old Sunnyside man is charged with vehicular homicide. In Yakima County Superior Court on Friday, prosecutors brought the charge against David Gomez-Perez.
Prosecutors claim Gomez-Perez was inebriated when he drove his Dodge Durango around 5:45 p.m. At the intersection of Washout and Van Belle roads, a Nissan Frontier crashed with Monday.
The collision killed Jose Calderon, the Nissan’s 44-year-old driver. Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice said he died in the crash from blunt-force injuries.
According to court documents, Gomez-Perez ran a stop sign and struck Calderon’s vehicle, which was then thrown into a nearby canal.
In lieu of $100,000 bond, Gomez-Perez is being held in the Yakima County jail. Judge Richard Bartheld stated when setting bail that, while Gomez-Perez has no prior convictions, he also has no ties to the community.
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