Fatal Vehicle Rollover on SR 17 Leads to Brush Fire
A fatal vehicle rollover resulted in a football-sized fire on the afternoon of August 13.
Around 2 p.m., 15 miles southeast of Mansfield at milepost 102, a 2005 Dodge Magnum went southbound SR17 when instead of turning left on a curve, the driver went straight and exited the roadway to the right.
The car rolled multiple times down an embankment before catching fire. The 35-year-old driver from Moses Lake was pronounced dead at the scene.
Washington State trooper Jeremy Weber said the fire spread to the size of a football field before it was extinguished.