(Leavenworth, WA) A 58 year old Tieton man died Thursday afternoon after the pickup he was riding in swerved off the road and hit a tree on Blewett Pass. According to Washington State Patrol the accident happen about nine miles south of Leavenworth. Thomas A. Cyr, 58, was a passenger in a truck being driven by Jerry E. Chauvin, 68, of Yakima.
They were driving southbound on State Route 97, pulling an 18 foot boat on a trailer, when the truck left the roadway on the right and struck a tree. Cyr died at the scene. Chauvin was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. His status was not immediately available. The cause of the crash is under investigation.