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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013, 7:43 A.M.

W. Wash. man dies in Pend Oreille County crash

Stuart Lacy, 49, of Monroe, Wash., died Tuesday after the 2006 Chevy Express van he was driving rolled negotiating a turn along state Highway 20 north of Usk, the Washington State Patrol reported.

The incident occurred just after 4 p.m. Tuesday about 4 miles north of Usk on state Highway 20, according to a news release from the WSP. While traveling north on a stretch of highway hugging the Pend Oreille River, the van left the roadway to the right into a ditch, rolled, then struck a power pole. Lacy was declared dead at the scene.

Lacy was the sole occupant of the vehicle, and no one else was injured. Lacy was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, the WSP reported.

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