Franklin Co. deputies stress importance of seatbelts after 2 rollovers in one day

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- Franklin County deputies are stressing the importance of wearing a seatbelt after responding to two rollover crashes in one day. 

On Friday afternoon, deputies said a Chevy Tahoe rolled in Franklin County. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and did not get hurt. 

Hours earlier, deputies responded to a fatal single-vehicle crash on Highway 395 north of Pasco. In that crash, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. 

While there's no way to know if a seat belt could have prevented that driver's death, deputies say there are many cases in which seatbelts do save lives. 

They're also reminding drivers to slow down and refrain from texting and driving. 

RELATED: Young man killed in Highway 395 rollover crash outside Pasco

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