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.