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Odessa man dies in crash near Moses Lake

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The scene of a collision that left one person dead and another injured. Photo: iFiber One News The scene of a collision that left one person dead and another injured. Photo: iFiber One News
MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A 56-year-old man from Odessa is dead and his passenger is in serious but stable condition after being hit by a tractor-trailer truck Friday morning at around 10:15.

Michael Walter was driving a 1996 Chevrolet pickup westbound on North Frontage Road East when he failed to stop at Road N Northeast and was hit by a northbound Peterbilt truck driven by James Rivera, a 33-year-old man from Moses Lake.

Walter was flown by MedStar helicopter to Confluence Health-Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee where he was pronounced dead. Walter's passenger, Robert N Kleinhans III, 38, of Quincy, was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake. He is in the intensive care unit.

The intersection was closed for 10 hours while the Grant County Sheriff's deputies conducted their investigation.

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