Juventino Arredondo, 45, of Sunnyside died in a motor vehicle accident this past Sunday morning at 5440 Emerald Road, one mile west of Sunnyside.
The State Patrol reported that a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Arredondo left the roadway on Emerald Road and struck some hop poles. Troopers report that Arredondo then over corrected and the vehicle came to rest against a power pole. Arredondo was ejected from the Tahoe, the State Patrol said.
At this time troopers are saying it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident. The State Patrol says Arredondo was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
The cause of the 2:21 a.m. accident is under investigation by the Washington State Patrol.