1 dead in US 395 semi collision


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    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash -- [Update 5:20 a.m.] Washington State Troopers have released the names of the people involved in a fatal semi collision on US 395.

    Authorities say Ernest Brewer, 35, hit a semi truck on just south of Mesa about nine miles south of Connell.

    The semi truck driver, Elvin Hodgen, 39, was transported to Kaldec with unknown injuries.

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    [Update 4:10 a.m.] Both northbound lanes of US 395 at milepost 45 have been reopened.

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    One person is dead after a collision on US 395.

    Washington State Patrol and Franklin County Sheriff's responded to the fatal crash on US 395 just south of Mesa and about nine miles south of Connell.

    Troopers say as of right now 395 northbound has been reopened to one lane and will likely remain that way through the morning.

    Drivers are asked to drive carefully through the area.

    Action News will continue to give updates on air and online as they come in.

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