Inattentive driving appears to the cause of an early morning fatal crash on highway 395 north of Pasco proper...

The accident occurred early this morning at US 395 just south of Mesa and about nine miles south of Connell.

Authorities say Ernest Brewer, 35, hit a semi truck on just south of Mesa about nine miles south of Connell.

WSP says Brewer struck the semi from behind in his dodge caravan because he wasn't paying attention.

The semi truck driver, Elvin Hodgen, 39, was transported to Kaldec with unknown injuries.

Be aware there may be slow downs in the area this morning