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Sunnyside man dies after car lands in canal

A Sunnyside man died early Friday after flipping his car into a canal, the Washington State Patrol said.

Jose L. Negrete, 34, was driving east on Emerald Road about three miles west of Sunnyside when he tried to make a U-turn and backed into the canal, troopers said.

His 1996 Chevy Monte Carlo rolled onto its top in the canal and Negrete drowned.

The cause of the 2 a.m. crash is under investigation. It was not known if he was wearing a seat belt, and troopers said alcohol may be a factor.

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