Truck Driver Killed in Rollover Accident near Mattawa

DESCRIPTION: Four miles north of Mattawa, a truck driver from Idaho was traveling on Highway 243 left the roadway when he rolled his vehicle down an embankment into the Columbia River. The 45-year-old driver died at the scene.

TYPE OF ACCIDENT: Semi-truck rollover
CAUSE:  Not yet determined
DATE: November 8, 2010
TIME: Night time
LOCATION: Highway 243, four miles north of Mattawa
NUMBER OF VEHICLES: 1
     CARS: 0
     TRUCKS/SUV's: 1
     BUS/SEMI's: 0
     MOTORCYCLES: 0
     PEDESTRIANS: 0
NUMBER INJURED: 0
NUMBER DECEASED: 1
DRUGS OR ALCOHOL INVOLVED: N/A
PERSONS INVOLVED: 1
INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Washington State Patrol
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: N/A
LEGAL ANALYSIS:  The reason as to why the truck crashed is still under investigation.
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