Local news

Two killed in head-on collision

Two Lewiston residents died Saturday when their car collided head-on with another attempting a pass on State Route 127 seven miles south of Dusty, in Whitman County.

Ronald Gary West, 64, was the driver and Frances Mary West, 72, the passenger in a 2007 Toyota Camry. They were headed northbound around 11:30 a.m. when a southbound 2006 Chevy Trailblazer driven by Victor Jacob Marly pulled out to pass another vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Wests died at the scene.

Marly, of Milton-Freewater, Ore., was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he was listed in satisfactory condition. He will be charged with vehicular homicide for disregarding the safety of others.



There are 10 comments on this story »







Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile