EAST WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee man died Wednesday in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 28.

Michael Troy Ashbrook was driving a Chevrolet Express van westbound on the highway when he entered the eastbound lane to pass a GMC Yukon and then swerved into the Yukon to avoid an oncoming Chevrolet Equinox, according to Washington State Patrol.

The van spun to the left and the Equinox struck the passenger side of the van.

Ashbrook, 55, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, State Patrol said.

The driver of the Equinox, Tyson Joe Chick, 44, of Wenatchee was transported to Central Washington Hospital. The driver of the Yukon, 24-year-old Bo Michael Wilson, did not sustain serious injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.

The collision was reported about 5:45 a.m. near milepost 4.

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