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Accident on Hwy 12 Leaves One Man Dead

Walla Walla, Wash.--An accident late this morning leaves one man dead.

It happened on highway 12 near McDonald road. Washington State Patrol says a 60-year-old Walla Walla man was driving westbound when he started drifting off the road. He then hit a tree.

They're not sure if he fell asleep at the wheel or if there was a medical problem.

It does not appear alcohol or drugs played a role. The man's name was not released. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

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