Natalia A. Ortiz dies in fatal Thurston County car crash – Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Thurston County car crash death of Natalia A. Ortiz – Obituary

Natalia A. Ortiz has been named as the 16-year-old Yelm girl who was pronounced deceased in a Tuesday, April 19, 2022, State Route 510 car crash. She was killed by blunt force trauma to the torso and head.

According to Trooper Robert Reyer, the SUV looked to have driven off the eastbound lane, hitting a tree and a telephone pole.

Ortiz was riding in the front right passenger seat and died at the scene, according to Reyer.

According to Reyer, troopers believe the motorist was preoccupied when she drove off the road. If that’s the case, she might face vehicular homicide charges, according to him.