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Man dies after crashing into irrigation canal near Wapato

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The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

WAPATO, WA- A Wapato man is dead after troopers believe he drove off the road into an irrigation canal five miles west of Wapato.

WSP says 56-year-old Matthew Voelker was heading west on Lateral 1 Road around 2:25 p.m. Sunday when he left the road near Lateral C Road and went into the canal. Right now, it's unclear if drugs or alcohol were involved. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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