On November 28th 2014 the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and Yakima County Fire Departments provided mutual aid to assist the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office with a Jeep that had rolled over on FS 591 Rd. about 2.5 miles up in the county of Kittitas.
It was determined that two 25 year old Yakima residents were driving on the roads in wintery conditions when the Jeep they were driving drove off the embankment and down steep terrain where the Jeep rolled. The passenger, Jarrod M. Oyarzo was ejected and died at the scene. The driver suffered head and shoulder injuries.
It was determined that neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing their seatbelts.
Yakima County Search and Rescue along with Yakima City Fire Dept. Technical unit were utilized to recover Mr. Oyarzo.
The driver was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries. He was later released.
Sgt. Ed Levesque
Yakima County Sheriff’s Office