Ephrata man injured when his vehicle rolls, catches fire


A 46-year-old Ephrata man had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this morning after his vehicle rolled and caught fire on Highway 155 north of Coulee City.

The Washington State Patrol said Joshua Bessette was driving his 2008 Honda Civic north near Banks Lake about 7:12 a.m. when it left the roadway to the right, struck a rock bank and rolled.

The Civic came to rest in the northbound ditch where it caught fire.

Bessette’s condition is not immediately known.