Connell man killed in U.S. 395 crash near Mesa

Roger Harnack

An early morning crash Saturday on state Highway 395 claimed the life of a Connell man.
Manuel S. Valenzuela, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:43 a.m., the Washington State Patrol reported.
The crash occurred at Milepost 43, the patrol reported.
The patrol said Valenzuela was southbound in a 2005 Chrysler 300 when his car veered into the median and overturned.
His passenger, Jose P. Alfaro-Gomez, 27, of Connell, was injured and taken to a Pasco hospital.
The fatal crash remains under investigation.