Fatal accident in Pasco stops traffic for four hours

PASCO, Wash. -- A fatal accident in Pasco on Monday has claimed the life of Victor Rebuelta, 73, of Othello. The accident happened shortly after 7:00pm on Oregon Avenue near the 395 overpass. As of 11:00pm, one lane northbound remained closed.

Police said Rebuelta was driving his Jeep southbound at excessive speeds on 397 when he struck a semi with two trailers. Rebuelta was killed instantly. Investigators on-scene told KEPR they do not believe the truck driver was at fault.

Traffic was stopped in both directions while officers assisted.

The death is being investigated by Washington State Patrol. They don't yet know if drugs or alcohol were involved.

The truck driver suffered no injuries, and no charges were filed against him.