5 US Army Soldiers Awarded Life Saving Award For Saving Womans Life After Crash In Grays Harbor

Five Soldiers of the United States Army were recognized for their life saving efforts by Washington State Patrol (WSP) District 8 Captain James R. Mjor II on Tuesday morning.

Command Sergeant Major Dario Gundersen, Captain Seamus Bradley, First Sergeant Gerardo Moran-Tovar, Staff Sergeant Richard Lawson, and Sergeant Lonnie Rogelio Williams were recognized and awarded the WSP Life Saving Award for their efforts during a collision in September 2021.

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, five soldiers were traveling on U.S. Highway 101 in Grays Harbor, WA, when they witnessed a vehicle on fire that was involved in a head on collision. The soldiers were able to act quickly, put out the fire, and render aid to a female driver, Montana Driver, who was entrapped in one of the vehicles. They were able to keep the driver calm until Life Flight arrived. The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The cause for the collision is still under investigated.

Grays Harbor DTF Makes Arrest In Drug Sales Near McDermoth Elementry

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022 the Grays Harbor Drug Task Force (GHDTF) in partnership with the Aberdeen Police Department, the Hoquiam Police Department and the Grays Harbor Sherriff’s Office served a search warrant and made two arrests in an ongoing investigation of methamphetamines and heroin distribution. The
search warrant was executed at an apartment complex directly across the street from the McDermoth Elementary School playground in Aberdeen.

No Injuries In Head On Collision Friday Night In Hoquiam, Driver DUI

An out of the area DUI driver that had caused a wrong way head on collision was arrested for DUI on Friday Evening.  While both cars were totaled there was no reported injuries. 

On Friday, March 25th at about 8:45 p.m. personnel from the Hoquiam police and fire departments were dispatched to a head-on collision in the 900 block of Simpson Avenue.

Upon arrival officers found a 2011 Ford Focus, driven by a 22-year-old Kent man had gone the wrong way on Simpson Avenue and struck a 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe. The Tahoe was driven by a 26-year-old Shelton man who, along with his family, was returning home from a day at the beach in Ocean Shores.

All the occupants of the Tahoe, including two young children, were examined by Hoquiam Fire Department personnel. The children had been properly secured in their child safety seats and fortunately there were no injuries to anyone.

Both vehicles suffered extensive damage. After investigation, it was determined the driver of the Focus was intoxicated. He was arrested, processed for Driving Under the Influence, and subsequently booked into the Hoquiam City Jail on charges of DUI and Reckless Endangerment.

Passenger Killed in Single Car Collision On SR 8 Sunday Morning.

The Washington State Patrol says that a one car collision at the State Route 8 / 12 Interchange early Sunday morning resulted in a passenger being killed, no others injured.  

The incident occurred around 1:42 AM Sunday, February 20th, 2022 on westbound State Route 8 approaching the SR 12 Interchange when a 2010 Grey Dodge Grand Caravan driven by a 15-year-old Aberdeen teen (as reported by initial caller) in the right hand slow lane when it veered into the second lane (fast lane) and struck the overpass bridge.  

Passengers in the vehicle included a 36-year-old Aberdeen woman, a 39-year-old Aberdeen man (deceased), a 17-year-old along with an 11, 9 and 2-year-olds.  The 39-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report, and from the names released indicated a close relative of the driver.  (GHScanner does not release names of those involved for privacy reasons). 

The cause of the collision is still under investigation 

North River Man Swept Away In Current Found Saturday Morning Deceased.

Family members plan on joining the search for a missing 72-year-old North River man Delbert Pratt who went missing Friday morning 01-07-22 at approximately 5:46 AM in the 700 block of North River Road in Cosmopolis, Washington.  Mr. Pratt   went outside from his residence to move their car to higher ground to avoid the floodwaters which were rising rapidly.  When he did not return, his wife called 911.

Law enforcement was unable to reach the location due to flooding on North River Road.  North River Road was flooded before and after Mr. Pratt’s residence.   

Fire District 15 firefighters who live in the area and family members checked the area and were unable to locate the vehicle or Mr. Pratt.

There is a steep bank next to the driveway, and it is feared that the vehicle somehow left the driveway and was swept away in the swift floodwaters. 

Mr. Pratt is presumed to be deceased.  The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office responded later in the day with the Pacific County Sheriffs Office  and their drone to search the area.  They were unable to locate the vehicle or Mr. Pratt. 

The Sheriff’s Office will continue to search the area as the water recedes.  

Call Catch-up 2 Chehalis Tribal Officers Injured Near Reservation Overnight

No official press release or information is out yet, however the team here at GHScanner going through our recorded call audio files from our online scanners.  Per radio traffic 2 tribal officers on a boat crossing the floodwaters at SR 12 at Anderson Road When their boat was swept into a guard rail by the current and then the boat was being slammed into debris.  The officers were rescued from the water, Lifeflight was requested for one of the officers, the second officer was transported to Summit Pacific.  

We will update with any official information at a later time once it is received. 

One Person Injured In 3 Vehicle Collision on US 101 Humptulips

The Washington State Patrol says that one person was injured in a 3 vehicle collision on US 101 near milepost 101 north of Hoquiam Tuesday evening December 21st at 7:11pm.  

A white 2014 GMC Acadia driven by a  23-year-old Aberdeen man was traveling northbound on US 101 and slowed to make a uturn.  A second vehicle behind that GMC a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by a 43-year-old Hoquiam man  slowed down for the vehicle making the uturn.  The third involved vehicle, a black 2004 Saturn Ion driven by a 22-year-old Humptulips woman did not slow down and struck the Ford Explorer

The injured party was a passenger of the Ford Explorer, a 44-year-old Hoquiam man, and he was transported to Community Hospital for his injuries.  There had been radio communication initially asking for Airlift or Lifeflight, but neither were able to respond due to weather conditions.  



Aberdeen Police Department Searching For Robbery Suspect.

The Aberdeen Police Department has released a photo from surveillance video (so quality is what it is) searching for a robbery suspect that robbed the south side 7-11 on Boone St on March 8th 

The incident took place on March 8th around 4:50 PM when a male subject entered into the Subway restaurant at 211 N Boone St on the Southside of Aberdeen and demanded money from the register.  The suspect indicated that he was armed with a firearm concealed in his clothing.  

No one was injured in the incident, and the suspect fled from the store on foot. During the investigation into this incident, it was learned that the suspect was spotted in the area of the Grays Harbor Inn in the 1700 block of S Boone St shortly before the robbery. 

The Aberdeen Police Department is requesting the public help in identifying the suspect as it is believed that people in the area may know the person.  They ask that you do not approach him, as he may be armed.  Call the Aberdeen Police Department Detective J Perkinson 360-538-4244

8-Year-Old Dies Following DUl Collision On SR 12 Thursday Evening.

An 8-year-old Oakville girl died at the hospital last night after a serious collision on SR 12 near Oakville.  

According to the Washington State Patrol the collision occurred on December 16th, 2021 at 8:37 on State Route 12 and Pearson Road east of Oakville near the Chehalis Indian Reservation.  

A 2002 silver Mazda Protege was traveling westbound on State Route 12 driven by a 31-year-old Oakville woman.  She crossed the center line and struck a semi - hauler hauling scrap vehicles driven by a 55-year-old Selah man.  Both vehicles ended in the eastbound direction with the passenger car upside down in a ditch full of water.  

According to radio traffic over the Grays Harbor Scanner Online Scanners both Lifeflight and Airlift was requested for 2 patients.  Lifeflight declined due to weather, Airlift had one available but could not take off due to mechanical from Bremerton.  The 8-year-old passenger in the passenger car was initially taken to Chehalis Providence, later transferred to Mary Bridge in Tacoma where she later died.  

The Selah man was transported to St Peters Olympia for his injuries with the 31-year-old Oakville woman driver taken to Harborview Seattle.  

The 31-year-old Oakville woman has charges pending for DUI and driving over the center line. 

Hoquiam Man Launches Truck Into Hoquiam River Thursday Morning.

The Hoquiam Police Department says this morning, in a Social Media Post, that they received a call from a Farmers Market employee saying "a soaking wet subject had come in and advised his “car was in the river".  The call was about 5:17 AM, and Upon arrival, officers contacted a 37-year-old Hoquiam man who said he was on his way to work when he believes he lost consciousness and the next thing he knew, he and his 2009 Toyota Tacoma were in the river. He said he swam to shore and went to the market for help.

Pacific County Resident Dies At The Scene Of A Collision Thursday Afternoon

The Washington State Patrol says that a 2 vehicle collision on US 101 near milepost 33 south of New Washington Rd in Pacific County resulted in a South Bend resident dying at the scene, an Elma woman was not injured.  

The collision occurred on Thursday, February 24th at 12:42 in the afternoon when a 1988 Ford F15 driven by a 69-year-old man from South Bed who was traveling northbound and crossed over into the southbound lanes colliding with a 2007 Kenworth driven by a 62-year-old Elma woman in the southbound lanes near the center line. 

The South Bend man died at the scene of the collision, the Elma woman was not injured.

Troopers are still working on determining the cause of the collision, and it is unknown if there were any drugs or alcohol involved. .