HOQUIAM, Wash. – A Hoquiam truck driver died yesterday after his fully loaded truck and trailer drove off of a Forest Service road in the Capitol Forest near Summit Lake. Washington State Patrol troopers report 37-year old Michael Webber drove off the road and struck a stump, which caused the truck to flip. The driver, who was the only person in the truck, died at the scene. Trooper Guy Gill says no other vehicles were involved and the cause of the crash is still being investigated.
ROCHESTER, Wash. (AP) – The Washington State Patrol says a hitchhiker was killed Friday morning when he was hit by a commercial truck on Highway 12 near Rochester.
Trooper Guy Gill told us a car had stopped to offer the hitchhiker a ride when he stepped onto the highway and was hit by the truck. The State Patrol identified the pedestrian as 24-year-old Joseph A. Myer of Olympia.
The truck carrying a load of wood chips, driven by a 52 year old Aberdeen man, tried to avoid hitting Myer but could not.