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Colville man killed in Lincoln County collision

A 56-year-old Colville man died in a two-car collision Sunday afternoon northeast of Creston, the Washington State Patrol said.

Thomas Boynton was driving east on Miles Creston Road around 3:15 p.m. when his Nissan SUV struck a Dodge pickup truck driven by John Helton, also 56. Helton’s truck crossed the center line before the collision, according to the WSP.

Helton, who was wearing a seatbelt, was airlifted with injuries to Sacred Heart Medical Center. Boynton was not wearing a seatbelt. He was declared dead at the scene, the WSP said.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, according to the WSP. Criminal charges are pending in the case.