The Washington State Patrol reports a fatality collision on Highway 97 at milepost 15, just outside Goldendale, at 8:52 a.m. today.
A 1999 Ford truck was southbound on Highway 97 when it drifted off the roadway to the right, struck an embankment, spun around and rolled multiple times, ejecting the driver. The driver was not wearing a seat belt. The vehicle came to rest on its top facing the wrong way on the southbound shoulder. The driver was deceased at the scene.
The driver’s name was not yet released pending notification of kin. The driver is identified as a 26-year-old from Pine, Oregon.