November 23, 2010
A Pateros man died Saturday in a two-car collision on Highway 97 north of Chelan. The State Patrol report says a Northbound pickup driven by 63 year old Jesus Aparicio of Brewster crossed the centerline and slid into the southbound guardrail. Aparicio’s vehicle was struck by a Southbound SUV driven by the victim, identified as 60 year old James Gagliardi. Gagliari was taken to Chelan Hospital where he died. Aparicio was taken to Brewster Hospital where he was being treated for a stomach injury. Troopers say the roadway had compact snow and ice and that Aparicio was driving too fast for conditions.