(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
A fatal traffic accident took the life of a Kettle Falls Man last Wednesday, after a vehicle trying to pass collided with a motorcycle near Bluecreek.
According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, 57-year-old Scott Curtis Francis was riding a motorcycle southbound on Highway 395. At approximately 3:14 p.m. on Friday, a 2015 Kia Sorrento driven by 76-year old Frances Marie LaFreniere of Robson, British Columbia was attempting to pass while going northbound and struck the motorcycle.
According to the Washington State Patrol Report, Francis passed away at Mt. Carmel Hospital at 4:03 p.m. on Wednesday.
LaFreniere was treated and released from Mt. Carmel Hospital.
The accident occured near mile marker 214 on the highway. WSP reported that charges are pending in the case.