Driver charged with killing 2 women in deadly Pasco collision

    Eduardo Lopez

    PASCO, WA- Eduardo Lopez, 22 has been charged on Wednesday for causing the multi-car crash on I-182 Saturday and then running away.

    Lopez was charged on two counts each of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault, and one count of failing to stop and identify himself at the scene of a fatal accident.

    These charges come just one day after a second person, Michelle L. Scheuerman, 48, from Pasco passed away from her injuries in the crash.

    The first who died was, Kimberly D. Youngblood, 44, when her SUV was hit from behind by Lopez’s speeding car and ended up overturned in the oncoming lanes, where it was hit by three more cars, according to troopers and court documents.

    The crash happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of I-182 between Roads 68 and 100.

    Youngblood is believed to have lost control of her Jeep after she was rear-ended, and went through the median into the westbound lanes, documents said.

    Lopez allegedly ran from his crashed Chrysler Sebring and fled the scene .

    Lopez first appeared in court on Monday and was ordered held on $1 million bail.

    Lopez has a hearing that is scheduled for February 12 at the Franklin County Superior Court.

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