6-month-old dies in I-82 crash

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A 6-month-old died at a Yakima hospital following a crash around 1:00 Sunday on I-82 south of Ellensburg.

Police say a car lost a cooler which landed in the road. A car driven by 23-year-old, Wesley Fletcher slowed down to avoid the cooler. A ford F-150, driven by 52-year-old Gregg Broyles then hit the Mazda Hatchback, driven by Fletcher. The car was totaled. Inside the Mazda was 24-year-old, Rebekah Fletcher and the 6-month-old who died. Rebekah was injured and taken to a Yakima hospital.

There were three passengers in the Ford pickup. 58-year-old Ruth Broyles, a 3-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy. All three passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Washington State Patrol says drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the crash. Officials say inattention was a factor. Charges are pending.

The driver who lost the cooler contacted the Yakima State Patrol office after the accident. His name has not been released.