Worker killed in Lower Valley tractor accident

YAKIMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE -- On August 31, 2014 at approximately 1440 hours Deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office and personnel from Yakima County Fire District 5 were sent to the 700 block of Hop Rd, Toppenish WA regarding an industrial accident. It had been reported a trailer had fallen on top of a worker.

Upon arrival it was determined the victim, twenty-two year old David Alonso Gonzalez-Rebolledo, had been fatally injured in the accident. Early investigation indicates David was driving a small tractor while pulling a twenty-five foot empty flatbed trailer. The trailer came loose and collided with the tractor David was on when his tractor struck a parked vehicle. The trailer then rode over the back of the tractor and pinned David down.

The Yakima County Coroner's office and Washington State Labor & Industries continue to investigate the incident.

Next of kin has been notified.