Man Dead From Sunday Evening Head-On Crash Near Pateros
A 39-year-old Pateros man is dead from a head-on crash near Pateros.
Troopers say Tao Stettler was driving southbound on SR 153 west of Pateros at about 5:30 Sunday evening when his SUV crossed the center-line and hit a northbound pickup truck head-on.
He was taken to Three Rivers Hospital, where he was declared dead.
The driver of the pickup, 49-year-old Jason Dixon of Enumclaw, was taken to the hospital with injuries.
Troopers say Stettler was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
He was driving a 2016 Ford Escape. Troopers say Dixon was wearing a seatbelt. He was driving a 1996 Ford F250.
SR 153 was closed for three hours Sunday evening after the crash.