Man dead after experiencing vehicle equipment failure on I-90 near Ritzville

Man dead after experiencing vehicle equipment failure on I-90 near Ritzville

One man is dead after experiencing an equipment failure on his vehicle while traveling on Interstate 90 early Saturday morning.

57-year-old Michael Potter, of Libby, Montana, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup westbound on I-90 near milepost 226 when his vehicle experienced an equipment failure on the right rear tire.

Potter’s vehicle left the roadway to the media and rolled, coming to a stop blocking the westbound lanes. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both westbound lanes were blocked for five and a half hours as Washington State Patrol Troopers worked to clear the scene.