UPDATE: Kennewick man dies after motorcycle crash in Finley

Sr 397 Deadly Crash Investigation
WSP Trooper Chris Thorson tweeted a picture of a deadly crash investigation in Benton County.

UPDATE 3/7/22 at 4:50 p.m. –Washington State Patrol (WSP) says a 33-year-old Kennewick man has died after a motorcycle crash on State Route 397.

According to WSP, the motorcycle was traveling northbound near milepost 13 when another car traveling southbound attempted to make a turn onto a private road.

The collision killed the motorcyclist. The driver of the car was transported to a local area hospital for minor injuries.

WSP says the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

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FINLEY, Wash. — Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has shut down SR 397 in both directions from E. Bowles Road to E. Cochran road in Finley because of a deadly crash.

SR 397 in Benton County

Investigators closed almost a mile of SR 397 in Finley Monday to investigate a deadly crash

State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson tweeted a picture from the scene showing several agencies responding to the crash, which killed a a motorcyclist Monday afternoon. There is no estimate on when the road might be re-opened.

KAPP-KVEW has a crew on scene working to get more information.

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