Blewett Pass accident causes fatality of CWU student


Courtesy of CWU Cheer/Stunt Team Facebook page

Star Diavolikis, News Editor

Kyra Nelson, a 23-year-old CWU student from Wenatchee, passed away from an accident on Blewett Pass Saturday afternoon. Her 2007 Toyota Corolla crossed the median line into oncoming traffic, spun, and was struck by 52-year-old Robert J Spraggon in a 2014 Ford F150 pickup truck, according to an article by NCW Life.

Nelson was a cheerleader of the CWU team, and the cheer and stunt team online expressed their sentiments through social media posts.

“You have truly left a legacy not only on this team but within the CWU community,” a Facebook post from the Central Washington University Cheer/Stunt Team page. “You were everyone’s biggest cheerleader and anything anyone could’ve asked for in a teammate. You truly wanted the best for everyone around you (heart emoji).”

Spraggon and his passenger Stephanie Spraggon were taken to Central Washington Hospital for injuries.