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Fatal car crash in Kennewick; Police say victim wasn't wearing a seatbelt

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- A man is dead after a car accident on Interstate 82 early Sunday morning. 

A 21-year-old man was driving on Interstate 82 when he crossed the center median, rolled and came to rest on the right shoulder of the lanes.  Three others were in the vehicle. 

21-year-old Michael Hernandez, who was a passenger, died on the scene.  Washington State Patrol says he was not wearing a seatbelt.  

The driver was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center for injuries, one passenger was taken to Kennewick General Hospital for injuries, and the third passenger was released at the scene.

Washington State Patrol say drugs or alcohol was involved.

The cause is under investigation.

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