One killed in vehicle crash

— A Bridgeport man was killed and U.S. Highway 97 closed following a head-on crash Saturday afternoon near Wells Dam.

Timmi J. Schweigert, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:30 p.m. The driver of the second vehicle, Carol J. Stevens, 60, of Manson, was not injured, a Washington State Patrol report said.

Trooper Darren Wright said confirmed the death and said more information would be released once an investigation into the crash is completed.

More coverage of the fatal crash will appear in the Wednesday edition of The Chronicle.

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