Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Oak Harbor man ejected, injured in I-90 rollover collision

Staff Report | May 4, 2021 6:45 PM

An Oak Harbor man was injured when he rolled his truck and was ejected just before 4:15 a.m. Tuesday morning on Interstate 90, about two miles west of the Schrag Rest Area in Adams County.

Jesse Van Benschoten, 31, was flown to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland with head trauma. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, according to a press release from the Washington State Patrol.

Van Benschoten was driving west on I-90 when he went onto the left shoulder. He overcorrected and the gray 1998 Ford Ranger crossed the roadway and rolled, coming to rest on its side.

The westbound lanes of I-90 were fully blocked for about two hours. The road was reopened at about 6 a.m.

The collision is still under investigation, the WSP press release said. It was unknown whether drugs and/or alcohol were a factor.