scene of crash

SOAP LAKE - An Ephrata man is dead after flipping his vehicle near Soap Lake on Wednesday.

State Troopers say 55-year-old Raymond Simpson was going west on SR 28 just after 10 a.m. when he crossed the centerline, traveled into a rock pit, hit a boulder and flipped end-over-end onto his top.

Simpson died at the scene.

Troopers say he was wearing his seatbelt and intoxicants were not involved.