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Three Killed In Car Accident Near Brewster 8/22/2012
 A horrific two car accident 6 miles North of Brewster has left three people dead and two seriously injured.
The Washington State Patrol reports that a 46 year old unidentified Okanogan woman driving north on Hwy 97 died just before 4 PM yesterday when her vehicle crossed the centerline colliding head on with a southbound vehicle driven by 42 year old  Shannon Santacruz of Bridgeport. Ms Santacruz also died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident.
A passenger in her vehicle, 24 year old Theresa Santacruz of Bridgeport, was also killed in the accident.  Two additional passenger, 22 year old Jaun Santacruz and 2 year old Christian Santacruz were transported by ambulance to Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster for treatment of injuries suffered in the accident.
The WSP says the cause of the accident was crossing the centreline and no charges are expected to be filed.   
A second accident yesterday in Okanogan County sent three people to the hospital with injuries. The State Patrol reports that 18 year old Nucona McCragie of Laconner fell asleep while driving westbound on SR 20, 2 miles east of Twisp. His vehicle left the road and struck a fence before coming to rest in the eastbound ditch. McCragie was transported to Mid-Valley Hospital for treatment of his injures as were two passenger in his Toyota Camry.  The accident occurred at about 10 o’clock last night….  Mr. McCragie was cited for negligent driving.