NEAR BENTON CITY, Wash. -- All lanes of I-82 just west of Benton City at Yakitat Road are now open after a fatal car accident about 10:30 Wednesday morning.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Rob Morris says a pilot car following an oversized load hauler was rear-ended by a tow truck. The pilot car was sandwiched between the hauler and the tow truck and caught fire, killing the man driving the car.
That man has been identified as 32 year old Stephen Roberts from Georgia. He was part of a group traveling from Boston the Port of Seattle delivering a large transformer.