Two vehicles collided head-on Friday along Mock Road in Okanogan County, killing 18-year-old Melina Salcedo.
Jose Orozco, 22, faces charges of driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and possession of felony drugs, according to Washington State Patrol.
Orozco was driving eastbound on State Route 20 with Salcedo as his passenger when both cars entered a slight curve in the roadway. Orozco’s car crossed the center line at Mock Road, according to Washington State Patrol.
Salcedo died at the scene and responders airlifted Orozco to Central Washington Hospital. Neither Orozco nor Salcedo were wearing seatbelts, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Another car, heading westbound, swerved to avoid Orozco’s car, but was struck head on. Both cars came to rest in the westbound lane.
In the second vehicle, the driver and two passengers wore seatbelts. The driver, 73, and passenger, 19, were not injured. A second passenger, Danny Shiflett, 46, was injured and transported to Mid Valley Hospital.
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