WSP: Man dies in fatal accident on SR 24 after hitting a semi-truck head-on
BENTON COUNTY, Wash.
A man has died after he hit a semi-truck head-on on SR 24 in Benton County.
Washington State Patrol says at about 5:30 PM yesterday, 67-year-old Robert Weedmark was driving his SUV westbound on SR 24 about 2 miles south of the Vernita Bridge.
Troopers say that he attempted to pass a vehicle, but when he pulled into the eastbound lane, he hit a semi head-on.
After the initial crash, Weedmark's SUV then hit a second semi-truck.
Officials say Weedmark died at the scene.
No other drivers were injured, and troopers say the cause of the accident was unsafe passing.