Troopers identify victim in deadly I-90 crash near Ellensburg

Troopers identify victim in deadly I-90 crash near Ellensburg

UPDATE: (Friday) — The victim has been identified as 69-year-old Gary Payne of Spokane.

Payne was traveling eastbound on I-90 when his car left the road, and rolled in the median.

Payne was pronounced dead at the scene.

The exact cause of the crash is under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY — The Washington State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on I-90 eastbound about four miles east of Ellensburg.

At 2:14 p.m. Thursday, Trooper John Bryant tweeted that one eastbound lane is blocked near milepost 113. He said drivers should use caution in the area.

#Breaking : There is a 1-car rollover single fatality collision on EB I-90 near MP 113 in Kittitas Co. ( 4 mi East of Ellensburg). One lane is blocked. Please be cautious if traveling through the area. More info as I receive it.

— Trooper John Bryant (@ wspd6pio ) September 5, 2019

This is a developing story.

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