An Othello man was found dead on the side of a highway and the car he was driving had plunged over a cliff about 250 yards from his body.
Deputies in Adams County were called Sunday to Highway 24 where they found Joaquin Rodriguez-Rodriguez, 29, dead, authorities said. The car he was last seen driving was over the cliff on the north side of the highway, said investigators.
Authorities believe Rodriguez-Rodriguez was driving west on the highway. It’s unknown how he ended up on the side of the road.
The Washington State Patrol is helping with the investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.