KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Authorities have identified the Prosser 15-year-old killed in an early Saturday morning crash on Highway 97 in Oregon as Yasmin Esmeralda Rivera.
Oregon State Police say Rivera, who was a passenger in the front seat, wasn't wearing a seatbelt. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Six other occupants in the car were from Prosser, Sunnyside and Yakima. They were treated at the Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls for minor injuries.
The Jeep Cherokee they were all riding in was driven by Olga Rivera-Chavez, 44, of Sunnyside, when it drifted off the road and flipped several times at about 5:45 a.m., police reported.
The teenager was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The OSP is still investigating the accident to determine if the teen wore a seatbelt. All other occupants in the vehicle were wearing safety restraints or were in child safety seats.
Aimme Maldonado Rivera-Chavez, 30, and a 3-year-old boy, both from Sunnyside, were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Ruth Palomares, 18, a 2-month old girl, and a 1-year-old boy, all from Yakima, were taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls with minor injuries.
Police suspect fatigue was a factor in the crash.