Kennewick man killed in Friday morning crash on I-82

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — A 43-year-old Kennewick man died when he lost control and rolled down an embankment on I-82 east of Kennewick Friday morning.

The Washington State Patrol said George Mendoza was driving too fast for the icy road conditions on I-82 eastbound when he went off the road about seven miles east of Kennewick just before 6:30 a.m.

Troopers said Mendoza was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. They said it’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Mendoza’s family has been notified of his death.