Chehalis man dies in Rochester crash

An 83-year-old Chehalis man died Friday afternoon on state Route 12 near Rochester after the logging truck he was driving crashed into a tree, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The man had been traveling east on SR 12 near Denmark Street at about 4:30 p.m. when the 1979 logging truck left the road, drove through a guardrail and crashed into a tree. The man died at the scene.

SR 12 was closed at Denmark Street for about five hours.