We have an update to an accident we first pushed to our #GHSCanner APP users this Wednesday morning where the Washington State Patrol says that the driver falling asleep at the wheel was the cause. 

The accident occurred at 8:47 am on October 23rd on State Route 12 at mp 28 (near Butler Mill Road) Elma when a black 2003 Volkswagon traveling westbound on State Route 12 went off the roadway to the right after the driver a 49-year-old Montesano woman fell asleep at the wheel.  

No other vehicles were involved, the driver was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Summit Pacific in Elma for her injuries. 


Elma. Police Chief Susan Shultz said in a press release this morning that at approximately 3:00 am, an Elma Officer was dispatched to the 1700 block of W. Main Street, for a reported burglary in progress. The homeowner reported their front door had been kicked in.

Officers from the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office, Montesano Police and McCleary Police responded to assist. While investigating the first reported burglary, officers were dispatched to a second burglary in progress in the 100 block of N. 9th. The homeowner later reported the suspect kicked the front door in, the homeowner armed himself and checked the home to discover the suspect pointing an AK 47 at him.

While officers were responding to the second burglary, they were dispatched to a third burglary in progress in the 600 block of W. Young Street. The Elma Officer located a male in the 500 block of W. Young who was holding a rifle. The male was ordered at gunpoint to show his hands, the male refused and disappeared between parked vehicles.

According to a Washington State Patrol report a pedestrian walking along the fog line in Mason County at the SR 108 to US 101 was killed Sunday morning November 24th.  

The pedestrian (not identified) a 42-year-old Tenino man had been walking southbound on US 101 by State Route 101 when he was struck by a 2002 Toyota Tundra driven by a 49-year-old man from Grapeview.  

The roadway was closed for about 3 hours.  No charges are pending and it is unknown if the pedestrian was under any influence of drugs or alcohol.  

A 24-year-old Oakville woman died at the scene of a wreck on logging roads in the Capitol State Forest Sunday night, the driver of the vehicle was arrested. The Washington State Patrol reports a 25-year-old Elma man driving a 2013 Ford F250 pickup was also injured and transported to St Peters Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The truck was Northbound on the Capitol Forest D-Line, about a half-mile north of US Route 12 just after 9 PM Sunday night. The driver failed to negotiate a curve and the truck left the road to the right, went down an embankment, and struck a tree.

The driver was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck. The report said that drugs or alcohol were involved.

Arrest records indicate the driver was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail this morning on the investigation of vehicular homocide charges.

The road was fully blocked for 7 hours overnight while crews worked to remove the vehicle and occupants.

On 11/19/19 at about 1:24 a.m. Hoquiam Police officer Don Grossi was stopped in the 400 block of Karr Avenue speaking to a citizen.  A 2016 Subaru Crosstrek was traveling in the opposite direction.  The Subaru struck a parked vehicle and then continued eastbound, striking the rear quarter panel of the fully marked Hoquiam Police vehicle.  The driver did not stop and continued driving from the scene, turning northbound onto Cleveland Street. 

The National Weather Service out of Seattle investigated a report of a water spout or tornado that touched down near Shelton and are now confirming that their determination is that a tornado with a preliminary rating of EF-1 (winds estimated 90-100 mph) touched down on Friday, October 18th between 6:02 and 6:07 pm.

The Touchdown started on land near Shelton traveling more than a half-mile before moving over Pickering Passage and becoming a waterspout dissipated shortly after moving over the water.

The tornado path was about 90 yards wide and was on the ground for approximately five minutes.

No one was injured but the twister uprooted trees and falling trees damaged at least two homes.


According to the Pacific County Sheriffs Office, an earlier argument in Ocean Park on Thursday, November 7th turned into an incident with one person shot being said in self-defense where officers found several inconsistencies with that claim. 

A 70 year old Aberdeen man was transported to the Grays Harbor Community Hospital this afternoon after his mountain bike collided with a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck at the intersection of Simpson Ave. and Jeffries St.  At 1:19 PM

Aberdeen Police/Fire were dispatched to the report as a “child on a bicycle struck by a car”.  When officers arrived on scene, the 70 year old man was still lying on the roadway south of the intersection.  His bicycle nearby had a bent front wheel. 

The 51 year old Aberdeen woman who was driving the pickup explained she never saw the bicycle before the collision.  She reported she had stopped at the southbound stop sign on Jeffries and waited for traffic to clear.  As she crossed Simpson the bicyclist struck the driver’s side of the pickup at the left front wheel, and the rider went to the ground.  The bicyclist had been riding westbound (against traffic) on the south shoulder of Simpson Ave. 

The left lane of Simpson Ave. was blocked until 1:48 PM while AFD prepared the rider for transport.  The collision is still under investigation.

Failure to stop at the stoplight on SR 12 and Clemons Road is listed as the cause of the accident that happened today Thursday, October 3rd at 2:15 pm that affected traffic in all directions.

According to the Washington State Patrol report a block 1997 Toyota 4Runner was traveling eastbound on State Route 12 driven by a 42 year old Aberdeen man that had a red light at the intersection of Clemons Road when he struck a green 199y Toyota 4Runner that was northbound on Clemons Road making a left hand turn onto State Route 12 to go westbound (with a green light).

The driver of the green 4runner an 81 year old Montesano woman was transported to Community Hospital for her injuries. Her passenger a 79 year old Aberdeen woman was not injured.

The driver of the black 4Runner and the passenger a 28 year old Montesano man was not injured.

No injuries were reported and a suspect is in custody this morning after a domestic argument outside of McCleary took place on the evening of October 30th.  The suspect reportedly had been in an argument with family and shots were fired as he shot at a vehicle on the property.

Here is more on this from Undersheriff Brad Johansson

On October 30th at approximately 5:50 PM the sheriff’s office responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the 200 boxes of Sand Creek Road.

It was reported that a male suspect may have fired a gun at the victims who were sitting in a vehicle at the location. The victims were not injured and left the area.

Neighbors in the area had been evacuated while law enforcement was attempting to locate the suspect. The suspect's location was unknown. The regional Critical Response Unit responded to the scene to assist.

At approximately 1:15 AM the suspect surrendered to the Crisis Response Unit.

The unit consists of law enforcement from Aberdeen Pd, Hoquiam PD, Montesano PD, Cosmopolis PD and the Grays Harbor Sheriffs Office. Washington State Patrol Troopers and the WSP aviation unit assisted in the investigation as well.

The suspect was booked into the Grays Harbor County jail for Assault 1st Domestic Violence.

On Sunday at 4:41 p.m. neighbors called 911 to report a residence on fire in the 900 block of Wheeler Avenue in Hoquiam.   The Hoquiam Fire Department along with a Rapid Intervention Team from the Aberdeen Fire Department was dispatched.  The neighbors alerted the elderly resident of the house and assisted her in getting out.  She was not aware her house was on fire.   

A DUI driver strikes multiple signs at the Aberdeen High School and damages the grass on school property caught at San Benn Park driving recklessly by Aberdeen Police Officers. 

More on this from the Aberdeen Police Department in their press release. 

The suspect in the officer-involved shooting that occurred on 10-24-19 in Aberdeen, Washington was released from Grays Harbor Community Hospital after being treated for his injuries as a result of the shooting.

The suspect, Gary Peterson was arrested on assault 2nd degree and hit and run of an attended vehicle.

Peterson has a non-extraditable felony warrant out of Oregon for parole violations on the charges of assault 3rd degree and robbery 3rd degree.

Peterson is expected to make a preliminary appearance in court on 10-30-19.

Information on the officers' side of the investigation has not been released.

According to a Washington State Patrol report a 59-year-old Grayland man was killed in a motorcycle accident in King County Friday, October 11th at 1159pm. 

The Grayland man on a Gold 2003 Harley Davidson was traveling southbound on State Route167 in lane three of four just south of 180th street when he changed from lane three to lane four directly in front a Black 2016 Ford F250 Pickup driven by a 35-year-old Auburn man.  The Ford truck was unable to slow and struck the back of the motorcycle ejecting the rider landing in lane four of four. The Ford Pickup then slid across the lane into lane 3 striking a light green 2018 Hyundai Kona driven by a 38-year-old Moxee man.  

There were no injuries reported by the driver or passengers of the Pickup nor the Hyundai Kona 

Unsafe Lane Changes are listed as the cause of the accident.

The Roadway was blocked for 3 hours, and next of kin is being located for notification. 

Grays Harbor County Sheriff Undersheriff Brad Johansson has an update for us in regards to the officer-involved Shooting in Aberdeen Thursday, October 24th.  

He says that The Aberdeen Police department was dispatched to a hit and run that occurred at the QMart convenience store on East Market Street.

Initial reports are an Aberdeen PD officer responded and attempted to contact a male subject in the 300 boxes of East Market Street who was possibly involved in the hit and run.

It was reported the male suspect was armed with a knife and shots were fired by the police.

The male suspect was injured in the shooting and was transported to the hospital.

The Aberdeen Police Department requested assistance from the Region 3 Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Investigation Team to investigate the incident.

The team is comprised of detectives from Mason, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Lewis and Pacific counties. More details will be released as they become available.

According to a Washington State Patrol report released Friday morning a 19 year old Aberdeen woman was killed after her 1998 Subaru Impressa rolled on Westbound State Route 8 at Fairgrounds Road while being pursued by a WSP Trooper.

The WSP Trooper started the traffic stop on Westbound SR 8 at milepost 6 which is the west end of McCleary (reason for traffic stop not given).  The vehicle fled for 5 five miles before the driver lost control at a high rate of speed as it attempted to change lanes to go around a chip truck.  The vehicle left the roadway to the left and entered the grassy median rolling several times ejecting the driver. 

The Aberdeen woman was not wearing a seat-belt according to the report and was deceased at the scene.  

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