Two Peshastin residents killed in Big Y accident identified


Two Peshastin residents were killed late Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 2 near the Big Y intersection.

The Washington State Patrol said just after 3 p.m. Katherine McDuffie, 60, drove her 1979 Chevrolet Camaro north off Deadman Hill Road onto the highway and into the path of an eastbound 2005 GMC Sierra.

McDuffie died at the scene and a passenger in her vehicle, Mark E. Anderson, 59, later died at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

The driver of the GMC, 47-year-old Phillip Butterbaugh of Wenatchee was not injured.

Traffic was backed up into the evening but troopers were able to direct vehicles around the accident scene.