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Crash victim was well-known Cle Elum businessman

Tue., July 28, 2009, 3:10 p.m.

The Cle Elum man killed Monday in a Lincoln County traffic crash was a business owner active in the community.

David Lockwood, 57, owned Country Classic Log Homes, which built many of the large cabins at Snoqualmie Pass and the Suncadia resort near Roslyn, said Judy Tokarsyck, executive director of the Cle Elum-Roslyn Chamber of Commerce.

Lockwood served on the chamber’s board of directors. Last spring, he put up a large log sign in front of the chamber office in Cle Elum. He was also the chairman for Cruise Cle Elum, the community’s annual antique car show in August.

Tokarsyck said Lockwood stopped by the chamber office at least twice a week and was a very active volunteer.

“We have many, but when Dave Lockwood said he was going to get something done, he would do it,” Tokarsyck said.

He was taking a crane to a construction job when he was killed, she said.

Crew members following his truck unsuccessfully tried to revive him, she said.

Lockwood died at the scene nine miles north of Creston, about 65 miles northwest of Spokane, authorities said.

State troopers said he was driving a 1989 GMC boom truck northbound on Miles-Creston Road when he lost control due to brake failure, troopers said. The truck rolled, ejecting Lockwood.

He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the Washington State Patrol. Intoxicants were not involved.

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