Four injured after second serious wreck on Highway 28 in two days


Four people were injured in a two-car crash Wednesday morning on Highway 28 in the same area as a fatal three-car wreck Tuesday morning.

The Washington State Patrol says the crash happened just after 7 a.m. as a 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by 17-year old Francisco Maldonaldobeltran of East Wenatchee attempted to cross the highway from South Nile.

His car was struck by a 2003 Honda Civic traveling east on the highway. That car was driven by 32-year old Jose Aceves of Wenatchee.

Also injured in the wreck were a 19 and 14-year-old male in Maldonaldobeltran’s car.

All four people injured were transported to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee with non-life threatening injuries.

Maldonaldobeltran had failed to clear his car windows of frost, which contributed to the crash, said Trooper John Bryant.

He was charged with negligent driving and no proof of liability insurance.

Wednesday morning, Troy Ashbrook, 55, of Wenatchee was killed in the same area, about four miles from East Wenatchee.

Ashbrook was attempting to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone and lost control trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle.