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Fatal Accident in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash.--  A Kennewick man has died after driving into a light pole in Richland.

Washington State Patrol troopers say 83-year-old Tom Shelton was driving from State Route 240 to Columbia Park Trail around 8:00 p.m. Sunday.  They say he drove through the intersection near the Benton Franklin transit complex and into the pole.

Troopers say speed may have played a role and Shelton was not wearing a seatbelt.  State Patrol is still investigating.

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