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November 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Sheriff: 3 people killed in rollover may have died from exposure

By Dee Riggs / The Wenatchee World

WENATCHEE — Three people who were killed in a one-vehicle accident near Bridgeport earlier this week were from Wenatchee.

Arnulfo Rivera Sanchez, 47; Clydene Mae Comeslast, 39; and Nakota Storm Wolverine Sturgill, 2, lived at the same Wenatchee address, said Don Culp, Douglas County undersheriff. Nakota was Comeslast’s child, Culp said.

Autopsies will be performed to determine cause of death, Culp said. It was not known who was driving the van or if the three died from accident injuries or from exposure. The van they were riding in may have been upside-down for 16 hours in temperatures in the 20s and low 30s.

A motorist saw the van in a field about 4 p.m. on Monday but did not report it to authorities. Another motorist saw the van about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and reported it at 7:45 a.m. The man and woman had been ejected from the van and were in a field.

The two adults were not wearing seat belts, Culp said. The child was properly secured in a safety seat.

Culp said investigators do not know why the three were in the Bridgeport area.

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