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Kennewick Man Found Dead in His Minivan in Pasco.

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FRANKLIN CO, WA - Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies investigated a fatal accident Tuesday morning after a man in van veered off the road into a ditch.

Deputies said 44-year-old Daniel Deane was driving southbound on Columbia River Road near Helm Drive when his van veered off the road into a ditch.

Deputies responded just before 7a.m. Tuesday morning, after a bus driver reported they saw the van in the ditch.

Deputies said Deane died at the scene.

Deputies said accidents have happened in this area before, and they warn drivers to be careful.

"If it's dark and cold, the roads do get icy at this time in the morning.  If you are aware of that, then you should definitely slow down," said Deputy Travis Rogers, Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

The crash is still under investigation and the Franklin County Coroner is now conducting an autopsy.

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