Medical issue may have caused fatal Kennewick crash

The initial investigation into a fatal crash last week in Kennewick shows a teen driver may have lost control of a car after suffering a medical issue, according to police.

The 16-year-old girl hit a couple near a roundabout at West Gage Boulevard and North Center Parkway. Raquel Middleton, 26, died at Kadlec Regional Medical Center following the crash.

Police say it appears the Pasco girl suffered some sort of medical issue, causing her to lose control of a small sedan and crash into a rock structure in the roundabout.

Investigators are waiting on toxicology tests and medical reports before making a final determination on what exactly caused the crash.

Middleton’s boyfriend, Ty Cornwell, was treated at a local hospital for a deep cut to his arm.