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UPDATE: 1 killed in Highway 395 crash near Sagemoor Road

Police haven’t determined why a Georgia man’s pickup flipped on Highway 395 north of Sagemoor Road in a deadly Friday morning wreck.

Joseph Flewellyn, 21, of Macon, Ga., was heading north on the highway in his Ford F350 when he drifted off the road shortly before 11 a.m. about nine miles north of Pasco, the Washington State Patrol said.

When he steered the pickup back onto the road, he overcorrected and rolled the truck.

Flewellyn was not wearing his seat belt and was thrown from the truck. There are unconfirmed reports that a passing nurse tried to save his life.

He died at the scene.

The crash closed both northbound lanes of the highway. One open an hour later, and both lanes were opened again by 3 p.m.

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Traffic is blocked off after a truck flipped on Highway 395 and a person was killed. Google Maps


Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.
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