Woman Dies After Car Strikes Snowplow in Wenatchee


WENATCHEE, Wa.- Wenatchee Police report that Officers and Chelan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported injury collision in the 1400 block of Skyline Drive in Wenatchee shortly before 8:30 AM this morning.

A Chelan County Public Works snowplow and a 1990 Honda Civic CRX were involved. The CRX was eastbound on Skyline Drive when it lost control and crossed the centerline into the westbound lane. The snowplow was westbound and crossed into the eastbound lane to try to avoid a collision. The plow blade struck the CRX, destroying the front end of the car and compromisingthe passenger compartment.

A 20 year old female in the front passenger seat was severely injured in the collision and had to be extricated from the wrecked car by Chelan County Fire District #1 Firefighters. She was transported to Central Washington Hospital where she later died. The driver of the CRX, a 22 year old male, was also transported with injuries.The plow driver was uninjured in the collision.

The names of all parties are not being released pending full notification of next of kin for
the deceased. This collision remains under investigation.

The point of contact for this press release is Captain Edgar Reinfeld.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.