Thurston County Watch

A 74-year-old Buckley man was killed in a crash on State Route 7 Saturday after his vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck a ditch and culvert, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Ronald Lee Monroe was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred at about 4:45 p.m. 8 miles north of Morton.

A passenger in the southbound 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, 64-year-old James Albrecht, of Rochester, was injured in the crash and transported to Morton General Hospital.

The truck was pulling a utility trailer at the time of the crash.

Both men were wearing seat belts, according to the State Patrol.

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