Two Grays Harbor teens die in Thurston County collision

MONTESANO, Wash. – Two east county residents were killed on eastbound state Route 8 last night, about 10 miles east of McCleary.

State Patrol trooper Guy Gill said speed was a factor in the crash just after 6 p.m. that killed 19-year-old Craig Thiessen of Montesano, and his passenger, 19-year-old Alexis Guzman of McCleary.
Photos show the vehicle split in two after it left the road to the left fish tailed and swerved broadside into a tree. Gill said Thiessen was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected, both he and the McCleary woman were declared dead at the scene.

Washington DOT reports that eastbound state Route 8 traffic was impacted in the area for about 4 hours last night while WSP investigated.

Accident scene


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.