Driver arrested in basin bridge fatal crash

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Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:28 AM
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WHISKEY BAY - The driver of an 18-wheeler was arrested in a crash along Interstate 10 at the Whiskey Bay Bridge that killed one person.

James Bennett, faces charges of reckless operation and vehicular homicide. Investigators say Bennett swerved in the roadway, striking Phillip Rizzo's motorcycle and three other vehicles.

Rizzo of Lincoln County, OR, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The multi-vehicle accident happened just after 5 p.m. on the westbound side of the interstate.

No one else was injured in the crash.

The accident shut down I-10 for more than three hours.

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