A 65 year old Wenatchee man died in a three vehicle crash on U.S. 2 near Index Friday morning. State Patrol Trooper Keith Leary says the accident occurred shortly after eleven a.m. on a curvy stretch near Eage Falls Creek. Leary says Wayne E. McKenzie was driving a van westbound when his vehicle crossed the centerline and sideswiped an eastbound car.
McKenzie was not belted up. His passenger 34 year old son Dru McKenzie, also of Wenatchee, was not hurt. Leary says the reason for the van initially crossing the centerline is under investigation. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Leary says officials are waiting for the autopsy/toxicology report to see if prescription medication or a medical condition may have been factors.