November 22, 2010
style="font-size: 14pt;">Lots of fenderbenders during the morning and evening commutes in the Wenatchee valley
Monday. One of those last night snarled up traffic along US 2 and sent a prominent Wenatchee businessman to
the hospital with a broken neck.
mile west of Wenatchee. A State Patrol report says a Ford Expedition driven eastbound by 28 year old Enedina
Quezada of Wenatchee crossed the center line colliding with a westbound SUV driven by 64 year old James Baxter of
Cashmere. Baxter suffered a broken neck and was transported to Central Washington Hospital along with his
passenger, 66 year old Hazel Baxter of Cashmere. Quezada was trated for neck pain and then
released. Baxter is well known in the Wenatchee business community, the former owner of Go-Bent Bikes and
spokesman for the Alcoa Wenatchee Works smelter. Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Hamilton reported shortly before
9 am that both Baxter and his Wife Hazel are in satisfactory condition.