Troopers: Nearly 3 dozen crashes during the holiday weekend

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Highways around the Yakima Valley saw almost three dozen accidents during the holiday weekend.

Washington State Troopers said there were nine accidents on Highway 12 since Friday.

There were 23 crashes on I-82 during that time. Of those on I-82, 15 happened in the Yakima area.

Eight were in Sunnyside.

"I feel like people are not paying attention on the roads," said Tony Alvarez who lives in Yakima. "They're going too fast."

Troopers investigated one fatal accident in Yakima County on Fort Rd. and Lateral C on Christmas Eve.