Two hospitalized after driver loses control evading Moses Lake Police

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MOSES LAKE- Two people were hospitalized Saturday – one in critical condition – in a one-vehicle crash in Moses Lake.

It happened around 4 a.m. when deputies noticed a BMW driven by 29-year-old Nicholas Romero Rivera of Moses Lake. Rivera had been sought as a suspect in an unrelated vehicle assault case.

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The BMW ran a stop sign and sped away from the Deputy who gave up the pursuit. A short time later, Moses Lake police saw the vehicle a few miles north of town. The BMW again took off at a high rate of speed and Moses Lake police tried to stop the vehicle.

Moses Lake police pursued the vehicle for a short time until Romero Rivera recklessly fled the area. The suspect lost control of the car it went airborne and then slid out of control until it tripped and rolled multiple times.

Romero Rivera was treated for his non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, 22-year old Celena Perez was last reported in critical condition at a Spokane Hospital.

Charges were pending. Rivera has been on the run since December 13th when he fled police during a stop.