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Semi crashes into barrier SR97 construction site


A Wapato man narrowly missed injury in a case of bad timing as he encountered an out-of-control semi at the construction zone on SR97, eight miles north of Goldendale. According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), a Freightliner truck with refrigerated trailer driven by Marek Dolecki, 50, of Vancouver, was heading north on SR97 around 2:45 a.m. on Nov. 26. The report states that Dolecki failed to obey restrictive signs and entered the construction site at Jenkins Creek travelling too fast for conditions. The semi struck the concrete Jersey barrier, rupturing both fuel tanks and spilling about 300 gallons of diesel onto the roadway.

At the same time, Dustin Hays, 37, of Wapato, entered t...

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