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Man dies in crash


An Omak man died in a car wreck just north of Nespelem Saturday night.

The Washington State Patrol reports that Ronald R. Hance, 39, was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup northbound on SR-155 when it left the road to the right about 12:41 a.m.

The driver overcorrected and the pickup turned sideways, then left the roadway to the left, struck a guardrail and rolled.

Hance was ejected when it rolled, and the pickup came to rest and caught fire.

A passenger, Addie P. Simpson, 34, of Spokane Valley, was taken by ambulance to Coulee Medical Center.

Simpson was wearing a seatbelt. Hance was not.

The WSP listed the cause of the crash as driver inattention.

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