KCSO: Fatal Collision on the Bickleton Highway

On September 28th, 2022, at 3:38 p.m., the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office were notified of a two-car motor vehicle collision at Old Mountain Road intersection and the Bickleton Highway.

When the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrived on the scene, they found two vehicles involved.  The first vehicle, a Chevrolet Suburban, had one male driver, later identified as Donnie Gilliland of Goldendale.  The second vehicle, a Kia Forte, had a male driver and a female passenger, later identified as Lipano Sasa and Diane Sasa of Roosevelt.

Rural 7 Fire and Rescue, Goldendale Medic, Dallesport Medic, and Goldendale Fire also responded to provide aid to the victims.  They requested two life-flight helicopters to land at the collision scene.  Donnie Gilliland and Lipano Sasa were taken by helicopter to a trauma center.  Sadly, Diane Sasa succumbed to her injuries on the scene.  The families of the victims have been notified.

The Klickitat County Road department provided traffic control, and Washington State Patrol provided a collision technician to assist with the investigation.

The Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the collision.  At this time, we do not have any updates on the two surviving victims.