Pedestrian dies after accident

KENNEWICK POLICE NEWS RELEASE -- Raquel R. Middleton, 26, passed away overnight at Kadlec Regional Medical center as a result of injuries sustained during the accident. The investigation is ongoing and once completed will be forwarded to the Benton County Prosecutors Office for review of any charges.

Prior information from KPD:

On 08-23-14, at 1654 hours, Kennewick Police Officers and Kennewick Fire Department responded to vehicle versus pedestrian collision in the round-a-bout of W Gage Blvd and N. Center Parkway.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found Middleton lying in the eastbound lane on W. Gage Blvd, unconscious. An unknown physician happened to be in the area and assisted officers with CPR. Another victim, Ty Cornwell, 30, who was with Raquel Middleton, 26, also suffered a laceration to one of his arms.

The driver of the vehicle is a 16 YOA female whose vehicle hit a large rock in the middle of the round-a-bout. The airbags deployed. She suffered unknown injuries and was conscious upon police arrival at the scene.

The Kennewick Police Department Traffic Division is currently investigating the collision. There is more information to follow.

All parties involved where transported to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland for treatment.