Vehicle collision with semi kills one near Ritzville

RITZVILLE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol said one man died after being rear-ended by a semi-truck on Interstate 90 east of Ritzville Wednesday evening.

Officials said 67-year-old Kenneth D. Kautto of Cape Coral, Florida was driving a gray 2014 Nissan at a slow speed westbound on Interstate 90 about 17 miles east of Ritzville when a semi-truck hit the car from behind. Kautto died at the scene.

Washington State Patrol cited the cause of the accident as inattention on the part of the semi-truck driver. No charges have been filed as of yet.


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