WALLULA, Wash.- One man is dead after his utility truck crossed the center line on Highway 12 just east of Wallula Junction on Monday afternoon.
The Washington State Patrol says the truck crashed into a westbound traveling fuel tanker.
The male driver of the utility truck, 59-year-old Joseph M. Yegge of Walla Walla was killed. The truck was engulfed in flames.
The semi driver, 45-year-old Darrell D. Ladow of Kennewick suffered minor injuries and was in stable condition at a local hospital.
Troopers report that both vehicles were towed from the scene.
It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.
Washington State Patrol will continue with the investigation.