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Two killed in head-on collision

Sat., Sept. 19, 2009, 6:39 p.m.

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.

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