Sunnyside man dies in Friday night crash

SUNNYSIDE -- A Sunnyside man died Friday after his van crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle.

Jose Cervantes Lopez, 63, had been driving north on Highway 241 at Tear Road, two miles south of Sunnyside. Around 6:51 p.m., he swerved his 1989 Dodge van into oncoming traffic and hit a 2005 Dodge Dakota PK driven by 64-year-old Thomas L. St. George of Mabton, said the Washington State Patrol.

Cervantes died at the scene, according to police. St. George was taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition today. His wife, Teresa J. St. George, 61, was taken to Prosser Memorial Hospital.