Two Yakima County men killed in dump truck crash

Two Yakima County men killed in dump truck crash
Two Yakima County men were killed Wednesday when their dump trucks collided near the intersection of Road O Southwest and Road 27 Southwest east of Mattawa. (Courtesy: Grant County Sheriff's Office)
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. -- The Grant County Sheriff's Office says two Yakima County men were killed Wednesday morning when two dump trucks collided east of Mattawa.

The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Road O Southwest and Road 27 Southwest. Deputies say a truck being driven by 53-year-old Bruce Patnode of Yakima crossed the center line and struck a truck being driven by 45-year-old Dale Peters of Selah. The trucks then burst into flames.

Both men were ejected from their trucks and died at the scene.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.