Fiery Saturday crash claims the life of a Yakima man

One man died following a fiery accident on SR 221 Saturday afternoon.

According to Washington State Patrol, Dirk Berends, 30, from Yakima, was headed north on SR 221 near County Well Road at about 4:00 p.m. Saturday when his car started veering toward the shoulder of the road. He overcorrected, and ended up in the southbound lanes where his vehicle hit an oncoming car head-on.

Trooper say both vehicles burst into flames. Berends died at the scene. The driver of the other the vehicle, Adan Montes-Ortize, 47, and a 17-year old passenger, both from Sunnyside, were taken to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland with unknown injuries.

Investigators say everyone involve was wearing seat belts. No charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident.