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Rollover claims life of local man

A Sunnyside man, 26-year-old Juan G. Hernandez, died in a one-vehicle rollover accident this past Saturday.

Hernandez was westbound on Sheller Road just before 3 a.m. Saturday, July 2, when he lost control of his 1996 Dodge Neon. His vehicle left the roadway and drifted into the north side shoulder. Washington State Patrol troopers said he over-corrected, causing the four-door sedan to veer through the eastbound lane into the south side shoulder, where the car rolled several times before coming to rest in an adjoining field. Hernandez was ejected from the vehicle when it rolled.

He was not wearing a safety restraint when the accident occurred. The site of the accident was the 2100 block of Sheller Road, just outside the Sunnyside city limits.

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