Monitor Man Dies After Highway 2 Collision

Photo of two vehicles involved in fatal crash provided by Washington State Patrol

MONITOR, WA.-A two-vehicle accident along Highway 2 in the Monitor area resulted in the death of a local man yesterday. It happened in the noon hour when 81 year old Max A Gaston of Monitor ran the red light at the Monitor intersection attempting to turn on to Main Street. He was struck by an Eastbound SUV driven by 30 year old Joaquin Arroyo Garabay of Wenatchee. Gaston was transported to Confluence Hospital where he died from his injuries. Garibay was also injured and was also being treated at the same hospital.

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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.