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Originally published February 21, 2014 at 7:08 AM | Page modified February 21, 2014 at 9:40 AM

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Chelan County: 2 die in Forest Service road crash

The Chelan County, Wash., sheriff says two men have been found dead near a wrecked Jeep off a snowy Forest Service road in the Derby Canyon area in the western part of the county.


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WENATCHEE, Wash. —

The Chelan County, Wash., sheriff says two men have been found dead near a wrecked Jeep off a snowy Forest Service road in the Derby Canyon area in the western part of the county.

Sheriff Brian Burnett said Thursday that 50-year-old Ronald Schober of Peshastin told relatives he was going for a drive in the area on Wednesday. He and a male friend were seen leaving in an all-wheel-drive vehicle.

The two were reported overdue late Wednesday night and the wreckage was found Thursday, about 75 yards down a steep embankment off a primitive road.

The sheriff says snow on area roads was more than 2 feet deep in places.

He says he appears Schober lost traction while trying to drive up a slope on the road in deep wet snow.

The passenger was not immediately identified pending notification of relatives.



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