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Wenatchee farmer killed in Highway 2 crash


Last updated 8/27/2020 at 12:59pm

DRYDEN – A Wenatchee farmer was killed Wednesday, Aug. 26, when his tractor was struck by a pickup truck on westbound U.S. Highway 2.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Ruben Pacheco Lopez, 59, died at the scene about 1:20 p.m. near Milepost 106.

Lopez was westbound on his Kabota tractor when a 2003 Dodge Dakota, driven bhy Derick S. Kuch, 32, of Leavenworth, struck him from behind, the patrol said.

Kuch was not wearing a seatbelt, but was not injured, the patrol said.

One of his passengers, Deepak R. Gohil, 32, of Seattle, was transported to a Wenatchee-area hospital. Jaxon Kuch,...

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