SR 397 —
UPDATE: 9 p.m.
Washington State Patrol has updated that a 52-year-old driver has died following the collision on the Cable Bridge around 3:40 p.m. on October 20. Brian Tackett was around the Kennewick city limits when WSP believes he may have experienced a medical emergency when he hit the Jersey Barrier.
Tackett was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center, where he died. His family has been notified. No other vehicles were involved, according to WSP.
The official cause is still under investigation.
UPDATE: 5:53 p.m.
WSP reports SR 397 is back to normal. It is currently believed that the collision was caused by a driver experiencing a medical emergency.
UPDATE: 4:52 p.m.
SR 397 is down to one lane, according to Trooper Chris Thorson with the Washington State Patrol.
OCTOBER 20, 2022 4:28 p.m.
State Route 397 is closed around Milepost 18.6 due to a collision that blocked traffic, according to WSDOT. Law enforcement is on scene and not much is known at this time. Alternate routes are available.
This is a developing story, which means information could change. We are working to report timely and accurate information as we get it.