Cause of 3 Car Fatality Collision Near Shelton Still Under Investigation

The Washington State Patrol says that the driver of a vehicle struck in a collision in Mason County on US 101 at Cloquallum Road died at the scene and 3 others 2 of which were children of the same vehicle were transported to hospitals for injuries. 

The collision occurred on November 9th at 3:07pm when 2 vehicles traveling northbound on US 101 at Cloquallum Road.  A 2013 Volkswagen Beetle driven by a 40-year-old Seaside Oregon woman (WSP Corrected), and a 1998 Subaru Legacy driven by a 60-year-old Shelton man stopped for traffic.  A 2017 Nissan Murano driven by a 56-year-old Shelton woman struck the VW Beetle in return the Beetle struck the Subaru Legacy. 

A passenger in the VW Beetle, a 43-year-old Buckeye Arizona man (WSP Corrected) was deceased at the scene, the 40-year-old Seaside woman and 2 children ages 5 and 7 were transported to various hospitals for their injuries.  St Peters, and Mary Bridge Hospital. In The driver of the Subaru was not injured. 

Cause of the collision is still under investigation. 

Pedestrian Killed on SR 12 Saturday Morning

Updated Story with WSP Official Information 


No official details have been released by the Washington State Patrol while they are still on the scene of a vehicle vs pedestrian fatality collision that occurred around 1246 AM outside of Montesano on State Route 12 MP 15 eastbound.  

Thanks to tips and questions to the page we went through our recorded scanner audio from our online feeds and found that at 1246 Saturday morning a vehicle struck a pedestrian that had been walking along the highway with another (non injured 0pedestrian) after their vehicle had broken down.  CPR was initiated on the scene by citizens, and taken over by EMS when they arrived.  The roadway was blocked for 6 hours for investigation and has just reopened after 630 AM. 

We will post more details in an updated article when we get the official WSP report. 


Update 7:10 AM - the Washington State Patrol Confirms the fatality, a 49 year old Tacoma man and a 42-year-old Puyallup woman had been outside of their vehicle along the shoulder, a green 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe when the 49-year-old man was struck by a red 1987 Merkur XR4TI driven by a 32-year-old Hoquiam man.  The Merkur also struck the Tahoe.  

The Hoquiam man has been booked into County Jail under Vehicular Homicide charges, the WSP report says the cause of the collision is still under investigation and it was unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved. 



Carlson/Bowers Held On Charges Due To Failure To Provide Medication To Their 6 Year Old Daughter.

An Update this evening in the disappearance and child welfare case involving a 5-year-old Oakville girl Oakley Carlson says that the parents Andrew Carlson and Jordan Bowers are currently being held on 150,000 bail for a case against them involving one of their other children a 6 year old Sibling to Oakley. 

Undersheriff Johansson says that detectives investigating the disappearance of Oakley Carlson discovered information that the parents Andrew Carlson and Jordan Bowers have not been providing medication prescribed to their six year old daughter as required by her doctor for approximately 15 months.  The medication is necessary for her physical wellbeing and puts her at risk for physical impairment and could eventually result in death. 

2 Aberdeen Men Killed In Collsion - Cause Still Under Investigation

The Washington State Patrol says that 2 Aberdeen men were killed Wednesday night in a traffic collision on State Route 12 and the Wynoochee Bridge. 

The collision occurred on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021  at 553pm when a Blue 2003 Ford F250 black 2015 towing a Bigt Dump truck (WSP description) driven by a 29-year-old Longview woman was traveling eastbound on 12 on the Wynoochee and lost control of a trailer resulting in the trailer being in the westbound lanes of the bridge. The trailer struck 2 vehicles that were on the bridge traveling westbound.  The two vehicles were a 2019 Kia Sorento Silver in color driven by a  41-year-old Aberdeen man and a green 1994 Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 33-year-old Aberdeen man. 

Both drivers of the westbound vehicles (vehicle 2 and 3) were killed in the collision.  A passenger in the Pathfinder, a 51-year-old Aberdeen man was transported to Community Hospital for his injuries. A 26-year-old passenger in the causing vehicle of Longview was also transported to Community Hospital for injuries.  The driver of the causing vehicle and another passenger a 46-year-old Kelso man was not injured nor transported. 

The cause of the collision is under investigation - the report states that there were no drugs or alcohol involved. 


GH DTF Arrest Aberdeen Man For Selling Meth and Heroin.

On September 15, 2021, the Grays Harbor Drug Task Force (GHDTF), along with the assistance of the Aberdeen Police Department, served a search warrant in the 300 block of E. 3rd Street in Aberdeen after a year-long investigation of selling methamphetamines and heroin from the location. A fifty-five-year-old Aberdeen man was arrested and booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail on multiple drug related charges. Methamphetamine, Heroin, cash and drug paraphernalia were seized in the warrant service.

The apartment that was searched is directly across the street from St. Mary’s Church, approximately one block away from the front door of Aberdeen High School, and less than two blocks away from St. Mary’s School.

The GHDTF as well as all the law enforcement agencies of Grays Harbor County continue to make illegal drug traffickers a top priority. Drug Dealers are the biggest threat to our communities. If you know of drug dealers in our community, you are urged to call the Tip Line at 360-580-4141.

27 Year Old Arrested for Huffing DUI After Crashing Into Fence

On October 26, 2021 at approximately 0900 hours, Hoquiam officers were dispatched to a possible DUI leaving a gas station in the 2600-block of Simpson Ave. As officers checked the area, they located the described pick-up had been involved in a collision in the 2700-block alley between Queets and Cherry Street.
Upon arrival, officers found a 27-year o

One Airlifted To Harborview After Head On Collision on US 101 Thursday.

A 31-year-old Spanway man attempting to pass a vehicle caused a 23 vehicle head on collision Thursday on US 101 south of Cosmopolis. 

The Washington State Patrol report says that the Spanaway man driving a 2019 Kenworth truck Semi had been on US 101 going southbound on US 101 near milepost 72 when he attempted to pass a vehicle by going into the northbound lane.  The Kenworth then collided with a 2019 Ford F350 driven by a 44-year-old Everette man that was traveling northbound on 101.

Radio traffic indicated at the time of the collision a fire started in the F350 and there was entrapment.  

The driver of the Ford was transported to Community Hospital for injuries, his passenger a 25 year old Pasco woman was take to Harborview in Seattle by Lifeflight.  The two in the Ford were not wearing their seatbelts.

The semi truck driver sustained no injuries. 

According to the Washington State Patrol report the cause of the collision is under investigation, and charges under investigation as well.  (Their words not ours) 


2 Aberdeen Men, 1 Hoquiam Man Killed in Collision on US 101 Wedensday Morning

The Washington State Patrol says that the cause of a collision on US 101 north of Hoquiam in Humptulips on Wednesday morning is still under investigation.  

Investigators have confirmed that 3 local men were killed in the incident ages 51, 40 and 30. 

The Collision occurred on 10/20/2021 07:19:33 when a  2022 Kenworth Log truck driven by a 19-year-old Forks man had been traveling southbound on US 101 near milemarker 111 north of the Humptulips River when it crossed trhe center line and began to overturn and struck a 2000 white Nissan Extera driven by a 51-year-old Aberdeen man with a 30-year-old Aberdeen man and 40-year-old Hoquiam man as passengers. 

According to radio traffic the log truck then rolled spilling its logs onto the road way.  

All 3 in the Extera were deceased at the scene. 

The roadway was blocked for 11 hours and 45 minutes. 


Hoquiam Police Looking For Suspect in 3 Burglaries that Occured Overnight.

The Hoquiam Police Department is working on finding a suspect possibly involved in 3 business burglaries that occurred overnight

Deputy Chief Strong with HPD says in a social media post that officers and detectives are currently investigating three separate burglaries to commercial establishments that occurred since 2:00 AM.

The incidents occurred in the 300 block of Myrtle Street, the 2600 block of Simpson Avenue, and the 800 block of Lincoln Street. The preliminary investigation indicates a lone male dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt, baseball hat, jeans, a facemask, and tennis shoes forced entry into the businesses and stole undisclosed items from within the businesses.

Investigators are determining if the three burglaries are related. The attached photograph of the suspect is black and white and does not accurately depict the color of clothing. Anyone who may have information relating any of these burglaries is asked to call Detective Sergeant Mitchell at 360-538-3992. This is a developing investigation and more details may be released throughout the day.

Missing woman found after 5 days in the woods.

Two female mushroom pickers 30 and 42 years of age  went mushroom picking near the 3100 block of East Hoquiam Rd on Friday the 12tharound 1330 hours.  While in the timber, they got turned around and lost their way.  Both subjects spent the next 3 nights and days trying to find their way back to their vehicle.  On Monday (15th), sometime around 1000 hours, One female injured her ankle and was unable to continue.  The other female continued walking and later made her way out of the timber.  She contacted a resident on Greenwood Rd who called 911 around 1730 hours.  K9 teams from Pierce co and a drone team from south beach fire responded to assist with the search that night but were unsuccessful in locating the missing mushroom picker  The search continued into Tuesday and Wednesday with assistance from:

Quinault Tribal Police

Quinault DNR, SAR, FIRE, Family and Friends (lots of family and friends)

Kitsap Co Search dogs

Thurston Co. Search dogs

Pierce Co. Search dogs

Westcoast Search dogs

Pierce Co. Mountain Rescue

South Beach Fire

Hoquiam Fire

GH Dist #10 Fire

King Co. Helicopter

On Wednesday morning, Quinault ground searchers located the missing 30 year old female in a gully, huddled up under a blown down trees root system.  The area the female was located was approximately 2 miles into the timber from the end of Greenwood Rd.  She was hypothermic (cold and wet) and possibly has a sprained ankle.  She was escorted out of the timber to a waiting ambulance and then transported to the hospital for an evaluation.   

3 Car Collision Near Rochester HS Results in Fatality Monday Evening.

The Washington State Patrol says that distracted driving was the cause of a fatality collision Monday evening on State Route 12 just before the Rochester High School on State Route 12. 

The collision occurred on October 18th at 6:43 PM on State Route 12 and Huntington St in Rochester.  

A 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by a 42-year-old Rochester woman was traveling westbound on State Route 12 and slowed to make a left hand turn onto southbound Huntington when she was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by a 16-year-old Rochester teen from behind. The Corolla rotated counterclockwise and struck vehicle a vehicle traveling eastbound on 12, a 2013 Honda CRV driven by a 35-year-old Rochester man. All 3 vehicles ended in the eastbound lanes of SR 12in the roadway blocking traffic for one hour and forty-two minutes. 

The 42-year-old Rochester woman was transported to a local hospital (not mentioned) where she later died.  No other involved parties were injured. 

The Washington State Patrol report does not indicate what the distraction was, whether cell phone use, dog on the side of the road, other traffic etc... No chargers were filed against the 16 year old at this time. 


Coast Guard Medevacs 57 year old man from fishing vessel Outside of Westport

The Coast Guard rescued a man who was experiencing distressed medical symptoms from a charter fishing vessel Thursday approximately 57 miles off Westport.

At 11:46 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received the initial distress call via VHF-FM radio on channel 16. The crew of the 51-foot vessel Ranger reported a 57-year-old male aboard the boat, Keith Hansen, was going in and out of consciousness and had a weak pulse and shallow breathing.

Sector Columbia River watchstanders issued an urgent marine information radio broadcast. The crew of  the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion diverted from routine operations in the vicinity and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River was instructed to respond.

At approximately 1 p.m., the Sea Lion crew first arrived on scene and transferred responding Coast Guard personnel to the vessel Ranger. At 1:54 p.m., the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted Hansen and his son from the vessel with the assistance of Sea Lion crew members.

Hansen and his son were transported to awaiting medical personnel at Hoquiam Municipal Airport. They were transferred to the care of Grays Harbor Fire and Rescue at 2:28 p.m. before further transport to Harbor Regional Health Community Hospital in Aberdeen.

Hansen was in stable condition upon arrival ashore.

Coast Guard aids rescue of 10 adults, 4 children from flooding near Forks

FORKS, Wash. – The Coast Guard aided the rescue of 10 people and four children Monday from a flooding residential area near Forks.

At approximately 8 a.m., Clallam County first responders requested Coast Guard air assistance to evacuate the residential area due to rising flood-waters and excessive currents which prevented the use of swift water boats.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles arrived on scene at 9:40 a.m. and deployed a rescue swimmer to search multiple residences. No persons were found during these initial searches, and the air crew departed the scene to refuel at Quillayute Airport.

Washington State Patrol Loses 127 Employess Due to Mandate Deadline

The Washington State Patrol Chief John R Batiste says their agency lost 127 employees across the state after the State-wide mandate to be vaccinated took effect, the deadline being October 18th. 

You could hear final sign-offs from State Toppers across the state including Grays Harbor.  GHS Admins could hear the dispatchers tears and sadness as each trooper signed off. 

Dispatchers and staff from not only WSP but other agencies in shock in a time when filling law enforcement positions is already critical. 

25 Year Old Seattle Woman Airlifted To Seattle After SR 109 Collision Saturday

The Washington State Patrol says that 2 drivers were injured after one fell asleep causing a 2 vehicle collision on State Route 109 Saturday Afternoon. 

The collision occurred on Saturday, September 11th at 1:33pm pm State Route 109 near milepost 5 when a 53-year-old Elma man driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south on SR 109 when he fell asleep at the wheel, left the roadway to the right, over corrected, and hit a dirt embankment. He then went back into the roadway and collided head on with a 2012 Nissan Versa driven by a 25-year-old Seattle man.

The report states both drivers were injured, however only indicates that the Seattle man was airlifted to Harborview.  Earlier radio traffic indicated that both drivers were being airlifted. 

The Elma man is being charged with negligent driving 2nd degree and it is not known if drugs or alcohol were involved. 

Driver Swerves To Avoid Deer, Passenger Airlifted for Injuries Friday Night

The Washington State Patrol says in a small report that a 2003 Suzuki Aerio had been traveling northbound on US 101 near Milepost 105 north of Hoquiam Friday evening at 9:09pm  when the driver a 25-year-old Aberdeen woman swerved to avoid a deer, went off the roadway and hit a power pole.  

The driver was not injured, however a 19-year-old Hoquiam woman (passenger) was airlifted from the scene to Harborview Seattle for her injuries.  A 5-year-old (properly restrained) child was also in the vehicle not injured. 

Charges are wheels off the roadway.