Updated 3:15 p.m.

A 33-year-old Lewiston man was killed in a semi-truck accident Thursday morning at the Port Of Wilma Complex on the Snake River.

According to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, Derick Ashire was driving a semi-truck for Excel Transport and stopped off the roadway on Wilma Drive at the Port of Wilma.

Another semi-truck driving eastbound struck Ashire while he appeared to be placing a tarp over his semi-truck’s trailer.

The investigation is continuing and an official cause and manner of death will be determined by the Whitman County Coroner.


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PORT OF WILMA - A man was killed in an apparent accident near the Port of Wilma this morning, according to the Whitman County Sheriff's Office. 

The man's name has not been released, pending a coroner's investigation.

Access to the port is blocked, but State Route 128 remains open. 

More information will be added to this report as it becomes available.

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