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1 dead, 2 injured in off-roading accident

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One man is dead after an accident near Ione, Wash. One man is dead after an accident near Ione, Wash.
IONE, Wash. -

 Washington State Patrol reports one person is dead and two others injured in an off-roading accident near Ione, Washington.

The accident happened at around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, when three people were driving a 1995 Honda Passport SUV off road in a meadow by Cedar Creek Dr., about two miles northwest of Ione. The vehicle crossed the road and went down a 30-foot embankment before coming to rest on its side.

The driver of the SUV, identified as 55-year-old Gregory D. Keithley, died on the scene. One of the passengers, 21-year-old Lisa A. Herron, was injured and taken to Newport Community Hospital. The other passenger, 34-year-old Jeremy A. Fraley, was injured, but not taken to the hospital.

None of the people in the SUV were wearing a seat belt. WSP says drugs or alcohol may have been a factor, but the cause of the crash  is still under investigation.

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