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U-B FILE PHOTO: Nick Gettman (left) talks with family and friends, including best friend Austin Good (right), in his hospital room at Providence St. Mary Medical Center while spending an hour upright in a wheelchair as part of his physical therapy.

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Milton-Freewater man dies in collision early Saturday morning

MILTON-FREEWATER — A local man died in a single-vehicle accident this morning after his pickup rolled off a rural road northeast of town.

Accident paralyzes Milton-Freewater man

Nick Gettman is hospitalized with a skull fracture, a broken neck and back, ruptured spine and lung contusions.

MILTON-FREEWATER — For years, Nick Gettman listened to the common advice. And when it came time, he did the right thing.It's been drilled into him for years — if you drink, don't drive.


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