Wilbur man dies in single-car crash
Last updated 3/18/2021 at 4:19pm
WILBUR – A Wilbur man in his 20s died in a single-car crash around 12:46 a.m. Thursday, March 11.
28-year-old Steven A. Cooler was travelling eastbound on Highway 174 near milepost 40 just north of town when his black 1999 Audi crossed into the westbound lane. Cooler overcorrected and lost control of the car, according to a Washington State Patrol report. The vehicle rolled and the driver was ejected.
Cooler was declared dead on the scene. He was found to have been intoxicated and wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, meaning alcohol was a factor, as was excessive speed, according to the report.<...