Pateros Man Dies in Two-Car Collision

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.