Michael Swett, 51, died in a single-vehicle rollover crash down a 200-foot embankment off of U.S. Highway 12 in Yakima County, Washington

Modified Date: 
Sun, 03/17/2024 - 9:06am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Missouri man dies after vehicle rolls 200 feet down off Highway 12 east of White Pass

Michael R. Swett, 51, of Sikeston, Missouri, was killed in the single-vehicle crash just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Washington State Patrol. He was eastbound near milepost 154, which is 46 miles west of Naches, when his 1997 Chevy Tahoe struck a snowbank and continued over the embankment approximately 200 feet.

Driver dead after car goes off 200-foot cliff near White Pass

Washington State Patrol confirmed one person died after a crash that sent a car off the side of a cliff on March 12.

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The 51-years-old man's vehicle then fell at least 200 feet down the embankment, with reports suggesting at least one person was thrown from the vehicle.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Michael Swett
U.S. Highway 12