[8/18/16] Fatal Accident Wednesday Near Orondo

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Washington State Patrol reports that 41 year old Benjamin Adelblue, of Union Gap, was killed in a single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in Douglas County.

The accident occurred Wednesday on US 97 at milepost 221- when his 1996 Kenworth Semi, with trailer, left the roadway to the right and struck a tree before coming to a stop.

WSP says witnesses at the scene advised of a possible unknown vehicle may have been stopping to make a left turn onto Weimer Road- but an initial investigation showed no evidence that another vehicle was directly involved at this time.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The roadway was partially closed during the investigation- with alternating flagger controlled traffic for several hours.