Car flips near Zillah

A Wapato man is recovering from injuries after his car flipped over last night.

Maurilio Ortega-Rosales, 24, was westbound on Yakima Valley Highway in a 2005 Cadillac CTS, when it left the roadway, struck an embankment, flipped and landed on its wheels, the Washington State Patrol said.

Drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, troopers said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and charges are pending, troopers said. Ortega-Rosales was wearing a seatbelt. The vehicle was a total loss.


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