Man Dead After I-82 Accident


A Yakima man is dead after a semi truck hits him south of Union Gap this morning.

Washington state patrol says it happened around 2-45 -- troopers say 20-year old charles robertson was walking in the roadway on i-82, when a semi truck driver struck him.

Robertson was declared dead at the scene.

Troopers say Robertson say they did not know why robertson was walking down the highway, until they heard reports of a vehicle crashed in a nearby orchard.

"The Yakima County Sheriff's Office got other reports about this vehicle that was in this orchard, and then we connected the two, that they were both related."

Investigators are working to determine how Robertson crashed his car, and if alcohol was a factor.