PROSSER — The cause of a three-car pileup on I-82, two miles east of Prosser is under investigation. The Thursday, Jan. 7 collision at approximately 10:59 p.m., resulted in the death of Stephen C. Chalcraft, 60, of Kennewick.
Washington State Patrol reports vehicle one, driven by Chalcraft, was westbound in the eastbound lane of I-82, striking a second eastbound vehicle driven by Jerry Frazier, 65, of Yakima, resulted in a chain reaction as his car hit vehicle three, driven by Elijah D. Pena, 25, of Sunnyside, who was also eastbound.
Chalcraft was declared deceased on the scene.
Frazier was transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Pena was not injured in the collision.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.