Fatality Accident near South Cle Elum
A 28-year-old Quincy man is killed yesterday while traveling to a construction site off West Side Road near South Cle Elum.
Around 8:30 yesterday, a 3/4 ton pickup pulling a Genie lift on a flatbed trailer lost traction while traveling up Pinnacle Lane to a construction site. The pickup and trailer slid backwards down the steep hill and over a steep bank. The driver of the vehicle was able to jump out of the vehicle and was not hurt. The passenger was also apparently able to jump out at some point, however the passenger was caught up in the midst of the wreckage as the truck, trailer, and Genie lift slid over the bank. The passenger was pinned to the ground by the Genie lift when it came to rest. There were no other occupants or witnesses. Pinnacle Ln is located off of Westside Rd approximately one mile west of S. Cle Elum.