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Motorcyclist Could Face Charges in Highway Accident near Benton City

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BENTON CITY, Wash. - Part of I-82 near Benton City was shutdown Saturday afternoon after an motorcycle collided with a truck.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday (June 14th) in the eastbound lanes.

Washington State Patrol says the driver of a pick-up truck was in the right lane trying to pull onto the shoulder.

The next thing he felt was a jolt.

After getting out, he saw 52-year-old motorcyclist Jeffrey Wolmutt of Tennessee on the pavement in severe pain.

Wolmutt was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
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