CRESTON, Wash. -

One driver is dead after a car accident 17 miles northeast of Creston Sunday afternoon. 

Washington State Patrol says John Helton, 56, was driving west on Miles Creston Road at Seven Bays Road when he crossed over the center line and hit a car driven by 56-year-old Thomas Boynton. 

Boynton was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Helton was transported by MedStar to Sacred Heart Hospital where he remains in satisfactory condition.