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Justin Poole, Michael Buckholt Killed in Head-On Collision on I-90 in Kittitas

Justin Poole and Michael Buckholt Killed in Kittitas Crash on Interstate 90

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Justin Poole, Michael Buckholt Killed in Head-On Collision on I-90 in Kittitas

Kittitas County, Washington (March 17, 2023) – Justin Poole, 40, Michael Buckholt, 27, and a 10-year-old child from Yakima were killed in a head-on collision in Kittitas County on Thursday morning.

The Washington State Patrol said the accident was reported at around 1:45 a.m. on Interstate 90 at milepost 74 near Easton.

A semi-truck was traveling westbound when, for unknown reasons, the driver crossed over the yellow line and collided head-on with a passenger car.

Poole, Buckholt and the 10-year-old child traveling in the car were killed in the crash.

A 36-year-old woman and a 6-year-old child were taken to Kittitas Valley Hospital.

The truck driver, Danny Ellingford, 43, of Pasco, was unhurt.

An investigation into the crash is underway.

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