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Mabton man hospitalized after car accident in Benton City

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BENTON CITY, Wash. -- A Mabton man is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, after an early morning car accident Friday.

The accident happened around 2:35 a.m. on I-82 in Benton City.

A hospital spokesperson tells KNDO the driver, Migel Zaragoza, 34, was serious condition Friday afternoon.

Washington State Patrol said the vehicle was traveling westbound, had crossed the cable barrier into the eastbound lanes of I-82, before landing on its top.

The passenger, Monica Olivarez, 31, was treated and released from Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.

WSP will continue to investigate the cause of the crash. They believe drugs or alcohol were involved.

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