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WSP: Man dies in fatal accident on SR 24 after hitting a semi-truck head-on

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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.

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