By Jena Williams

Friday morning 51-year-old James Morton of Benton City was driving his semi-truck southbound on Highway 20 about 13 miles north of Cusick when he crossed the center line and ultimately died after a crash with another semi.

We don’t know the details of what occurred before this sad chain of events, but hope this will be a reminder to everyone to please drive carefully out there. If you are tired, take a break. If you are fighting a cold or illness don’t expect as much from yourself. Allow yourself time to recover and to work safely.

Our thoughts go out to the friends, families and companies of both drivers.

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