Fatal Three-Vehicle Crash Near Cle Elum Shakes Community In a devastating turn of events near Cle Elum, Washington, a three-vehicle crash has claimed the life of one individual on May 17, 2023. The incident serves as a tragic reminder of the potential dangers that can arise on our roads. As reported by KPQ, a three-vehicle collision occurred near Cle Elum, resulting in the loss of one life. KPQ reported: Troopers say a 2007 Ford Econoline van was headed westbound when it stopped to make a left turn onto Red Bridge Road. The van was rear ended by a 2017 Volkswagen Golf, which was then rear ended by a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. The driver of the Jetta, 37-year-old Elecia Vaughn of Cle Elum, was injured and pronounced dead at the scene.