Man intentionally sinks car into Yakima river to ‘fill radiator with water’

Emergency services responded to a SUV submerged at the Yakima River and found that the driver did it intentionally.

Passersby called and said they saw a blue Suburban in the water of the Yakima River near Century Landing in the gap south of Yakima and Union Gap.

Yakima County Sheriff deputies responded and found the vehicle in the water and the owner nearby.

According to YCSO the owner of the vehicle told them he had replaced the thermostat in the vehicle and needed to fill the radiator with water.

Deputies say the driver told them he intentionally drove the SUV into the water so that he could get water into the radiator.

The vehicle was later towed back out of the river.