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Man riding bike killed in Benton County

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident that Happened Sunday around 12:30 am.

The man driving told deputies he saw a skunk in the road and swerved hitting a man on a bike.  30 year old Jared Carr died as a result.  The driver, whose name has not been released was taken to Prosser Memorial Hospital for a standard blood test.  Deputies are investigating if alcohol played a factor.

The accident happened at the intersection of OIE and Bunn Road, a dark country road.  It appears Carr may have been training, and wearing all the proper bicycle gear.  Carr's drivers license says he is from Walla Walla.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at 10am at the Benton County Coroner's Office.