OTHELLO -- A Connell man was injured late Friday after he lost control of his vehicle five miles south of Othello.
Jesus M. Matavaca, 21, was southbound on Highway 17 near milepost 24 around 11:40 p.m. when his 1999 Volkswagen Jetta rolled and came to a stop off of the road on its wheels.
Matavaca apparently was driving too fast for the road conditions, according to the Washington State Patrol.
He was cited for speed, not wearing a seat belt and having an open container of alcohol in his car, but drugs and alcohol were not involved in the accident, the state patrol said.
Matavaca was transported to Othello Community Hospital. His condition was not available Saturday evening.