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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Oregon man injured in Wallula crash

 

Last updated 6/22/2022 at 4:33pm



BURBANK — A motorcyclist was taken to a Richland hospital Tuesday after his Harley-Davidson struck another vehicle.

Rodney D. Sackett, 64, of Irrigon, Ore., was eastbound on state Highway 730 at 6:38 a.m. on his 2008 Harley-Davidson approaching Wallula Junction at the time of the crash, the Washington State Patrol reported. John L. Mattila, 55, of Weston, Ore., was westbound on U.S. Highway 12.

Sackett turned onto westbound Highway 12 at Wallula Junction and struck Mattila's 2007 Kenworth construction truck and 2011 Smith dump trailer, the patrol said.

Sackett was injured in the crash; Mattila was not, the patrol reported.

Sackett was wearing a helmet and Mattila a seatbelt, the patrol reported.

Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be factors, the patrol reported. But charges may be pending against Sackett.

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Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.

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