UPDATE: 2 Adults, 2 Children Killed In Grant County Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: 2 Adults, 2 Children Killed In Grant County Crash

PHOTO: Grant County Sheriff's Department PHOTO: Grant County Sheriff's Department

UPDATE/GRANT COUNTY, Wash. (29MAY2013) - Alcohol or drugs is not believed a factor in a crash which killed a Stanwood family of four May 26 near George, Wash.

Athena T. Green, 27 of Edmonds, Wash., was the driver of the other vehicle involved in the Sunday morning collision which claimed the lives of Dioselina Buenrostro, Gabriel Ochoa, and their daughters Jessie Ochoa and Sandra Ochoa.

The preliminary investigation by the Grant County Sheriff's Motor Traffic Unit revealed Green's vehicle, a 2011 Kia Sport was stopped, facing southbound at the stop sign posted on County Road 1-Northwest and Beverly Burke Road. The Buenrostro vehicle, a 2003 Chevy Tahoe, was northbound on the Beverly Burke Road and approaching the intersection of Road 1 NW.

Green's vehicle failed to yield from the stop sign and pulled out onto Beverly Burke and proceeded northbound. Buenrostro's vehicle rear-ended Green's car. Green's car came to rest on the east shoulder of Beverly Burke, a short distance from the point of impact. Green suffered minor injuries.

Buenrostro's Tahoe continued northbound, crossing over the southbound lane of travel and striking a canal bridge guardrail. The Tahoe continued into the irrigation canal on the west side of the bridge and sank. The family of four was unable to get out of the Tahoe.

The Buenrostro-Ochoa family was enroute to Quincy to visit family.

Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison's office has completed autopsies on the four victims. The cause of death for all victims is drowning due to motor vehicle collision.

Any criminal charges against Green will be decided by the Grant County Prosecutor.

PREVIOUS STORY:

UPDATE: Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison has released the names of a Stanwood, Washington family killed in a car crash near George, Washington over the weekend.

• Dioselina Buenrostro, 33-year-old female
• Gabriel Ochoa, 35-year-old male
• Yesenia "Jessie" Ochoa, 4-year-old female
• Sandra Ochoa, 9-year-old female

Coroner Morrison's staff will conduct autopsies on these victims and will later release causes and manners of death.

UPDATE: 

The Grant County Sheriff's Department has notified KHQ that the two children initially transported from the scene have also died. 

In all, a man and woman, plus two children were in the car that went into an irrigation canal following the crash. All four died.

The driver of the other vehicle involved was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

Traffic investigators are putting together what happened and as soon as we get an update we'll be sure to let you know. 

Previous Coverage:

GEORGE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Department has informed KHQ that two adults have died in a car crash near George and two children are being transported to the hospital with serious injuries. 

Grant County Sheriff's Department spokesman Kyle Foreman says it happened Sunday morning at County Road 1 NW & Beverly-Burke Road SW. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, and one of them ended up in an irrigation canal. 

We are expecting more details on this incident shortly and will update this story as soon as we get any additional information. 

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Firefighter mauled by pit bull at scene of house fire

    Firefighter mauled by pit bull at scene of house fire

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:47:12 GMT

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California firefighter was mauled in the face by a pit bull after helping extinguish a house fire.    The East Bay Times reports Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting received "extremely severe facial damage" in the attack Saturday in San Leandro.    Division Chief Alan Evans says Whiting required extensive reconstructive surgery.

    >>

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California firefighter was mauled in the face by a pit bull after helping extinguish a house fire.    The East Bay Times reports Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting received "extremely severe facial damage" in the attack Saturday in San Leandro.    Division Chief Alan Evans says Whiting required extensive reconstructive surgery.

    >>
  • Motorcyclist killed in crash on Sherman Pass

    Motorcyclist killed in crash on Sherman Pass

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-07-16 05:58:31 GMT

    SHERMAN PASS, Wash.- A 53-year-old man was killed Sunday after a crash involving a motorcycle and transit van. The crash happened on State Route 20, just before 6pm on Sunday, about 14 miles east of Republic.

    >>

    SHERMAN PASS, Wash.- A 53-year-old man was killed Sunday after a crash involving a motorcycle and transit van. The crash happened on State Route 20, just before 6pm on Sunday, about 14 miles east of Republic.

    >>
  • Oregon woman rescued after spending a week at the bottom of a cliff

    Oregon woman rescued after spending a week at the bottom of a cliff

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:08 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:08:06 GMT
    Courtesy Luanne SandvikCourtesy Luanne Sandvik

    MONTEREY COUNTY, Cali.- New photos have emerged showing the rescue of an Oregon woman, whose car plummeted over a cliff in California. Angela Hernandez, of Portland, is recovering in a hospital, after spending a full week at the bottom of a cliff. 

    >>

    MONTEREY COUNTY, Cali.- New photos have emerged showing the rescue of an Oregon woman, whose car plummeted over a cliff in California. Angela Hernandez, of Portland, is recovering in a hospital, after spending a full week at the bottom of a cliff. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Ithaca firefighters rescue raccoon that got head stuck in mayo jar

    Ithaca firefighters rescue raccoon that got head stuck in mayo jar

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-07-16 13:36:27 GMT

    ITHACA, N.Y. - Firefighters in upstate New York helped out a presumably hungry raccoon that got its head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar.    The Ithaca Fire Department says the raccoon was spotted in a tree during its recent predicament. The Ithaca Journal reports both city firefighters and a state Department of Environmental Conservation officer got the animal down. 

    >>

    ITHACA, N.Y. - Firefighters in upstate New York helped out a presumably hungry raccoon that got its head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar.    The Ithaca Fire Department says the raccoon was spotted in a tree during its recent predicament. The Ithaca Journal reports both city firefighters and a state Department of Environmental Conservation officer got the animal down. 

    >>
  • Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

    Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:29:16 GMT

    NEW YORK - Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending. Prime Day starts Monday afternoon. 

    >>

    NEW YORK - Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending. Prime Day starts Monday afternoon. 

    >>
  • Trump to Putin: The world wants us to get along

    Trump to Putin: The world wants us to get along

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:22:54 GMT

    HELSINKI - President Donald Trump says at the start of his summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki that he thinks "the world wants to see us get along." Trump says the two countries have "great opportunities," saying they have not been getting along for the past few years. 

    >>

    HELSINKI - President Donald Trump says at the start of his summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki that he thinks "the world wants to see us get along." Trump says the two countries have "great opportunities," saying they have not been getting along for the past few years. 

    >>