Teen dies in crash

— An Auburn teen is dead after a 1997 Honda Civic he was driving flipped and crashed last night on Interstate 82.

Cobey D. Batrum, 16, was eastbound near milepost 32 just before 10 p.m. when his car left the roadway, flipped and came to rest on its top, the Washington State Patrol said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, troopers said. It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were involved. Batrum was wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol said.


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