Omak School Superintendent dies in accident

PATEROS – Omak School Superintendent Dr. Arthur H. Himmler, 68, died when his car left the road, rolled and he was ejected from this pickup truck.

Dr. Himmler was on his way to a conference for school administrators from throughout the region.

According to the Washington State Patrol Dr. Himmler was driving his 2008 Ford Pickup southbound, about two miles south of Pateros. He attempted to pass in the northbound lane, lost control and the vehicle rolled and came to a rest on its top.

In his report, WSP Trooper M. Goodall lists the cause of the accident as “speed too fast for conditions.”

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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