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Third teen in Highway 503 crash near Fargher Lake dies at hospital

By , Columbian staff writer

The third teenager injured in a crash last week on state Highway 503 near Fargher Lake has died at the hospital, the Washington State Patrol said Monday.

Troopers responded to the head-on crash around 1:30 p.m. June 14, and say David Zarb, 46, of La Center, crossed the center line of the highway in his pickup and crashed into a southbound Mazda. Zarb was allegedly driving drunk, according to court records.

Harumi Yato, 15, from Yacolt, died at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, according to the Washington State Patrol. Emi Yato, 15, also died at the hospital last week. Responders pronounced Ivy Hunt, 16 of Napavine, dead at the scene.

The other occupant in the Mazda, Danlette Yato, 66, of Yacolt, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, court records state.

Zarb appeared last week in Clark County Superior Court, accused of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Judge Gregory Gonzales set his bail at $500,000. Court records indicate Zarb posted bail and is out of custody. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

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