A Hermiston man was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 82 around 1 a.m. Friday morning, according to Washington State Patrol.

Kenneth Nichols, 45, was driving eastbound on I-82 about 11 miles south of Kennewick. According to police, Nichols lost control of his vehicle near milepost 124 and over-corrected to the right. His vehicle rolled, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Nichols was wearing a seatbelt. An investigation is underway, and at this time officers do not know whether alcohol or drugs were a factor. Nichols’ next of kin have been notified.

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