UPDATE: Power has been restored to approximately 50 customers in the Lake Shore Road area of Lake Quinault, after a car v pole accident caused an early-morning outage at about 2:30 a.m.
Crews are reporting that a car accident on the South Shore Road in Quinault has resulted in a broken pole and an outage affecting approximately 50 customers in that area. Customers can expect an extended outage that may go well into mid-morning while additional crews respond to the area to make repairs.
ABERDEEN, Wash. - Police have located the driver of a van that fled the scene of an accident that it didn’t cause earlier today. Corporal Darren King tells us it happened at the intersection of 1st and F streets before 9 this morning. A Westbound Chrysler 300 ran a red light and was struck by the van, which then sped off South bound on F street. The Chrysler spun around, hopped a curb, and collided with an apartment complex across the intersection. King said after tracking down the owner of a license plate that was left at the scene, they cited a 46 year old Aberdeen woman for hit and run attended, as well as failure to provide proof of insurance.
No injuries were reported this morning, and the building sustained only minor damages. Market street was closed briefly while a tow truck pulled the car from the sidewalk.
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HOQUIAM, Wash. – A woman on an electric wheelchair was killed in the crosswalk of 22nd street in East Hoquiam yesterday, when a semi truck drove over her in front of several witnesses.
Hoquiam Sgt. Mitchell confirmed this morning that the woman was declared deceased at the scene her name is being withheld until family can be notified. The accident remains under investigation.
An eye witness to the accident tells us she was crossing 22nd street near the base of the Simpson Avenue bridge when a semi truck for Ocean Gold Seafood pulled onto Simpson Avenue driving over the woman and dragging her some distance. Our source tells us the cries of witnesses were what got the attention of the driver who stopped with the woman still pinned under the truck.
Eastbound State route 101 traffic was detoured over the Riverside bridge until around 8 last night.
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HOQUIAM, Wash. – The investigation of an accident on the East side of the Simpson Avenue bridge in Hoquiam this afternoon will require the re-route of Eastbound traffic over the Riverside bridge.
E-911 dispatch tells us DOT crews are planning the detour to accommodate the investigation. An eye witness to the accident tells us a woman in a wheelchair was crossing 22nd street in Hoquiam when a semi truck for Ocean Gold seafood turned onto Simpson Avenue driving over the woman in the crosswalk and dragging her about 75 yards.
Our source tells us the cries of witnesses were what got the attention of the driver who stopped with the woman and her chair still pinned under the semi.
Hoquiam police and State Patrol will be investigating to determine a cause and whether any charges will be filed. The status of the woman is not being released at this time.
Eastbound State route 101 traffic will be detoured over the Riverside bridge for several hours this afternoon.
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UPDATE: Today at 10:00 am, the autopsy of the female infant that was found deceased two days ago had been conducted. The pathologist found no obvious signs of trauma. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us the pathologist did find evidence to suggest that the child was stillborn. Additional tests need to be performed before the pathologist can give an official cause and manner of death. At this point the case is still under investigation.
Elma, Wash. – No criminal charges are being sought in what Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott tells KBKW looks to be just a sad story. After a newborn child’s body was found in an Elma home Tuesday. “At this point there’s no evidence of foul play, or any criminal activity. We’re not going to make a final determination until the autopsy. At this point there’s no evidence of criminal wrong doing so we have not made any arrests, nor do we intend to.”
Scott said a 37 year old woman was transported to Capital Medical Center in Olympia after reporting a miscarriage at the home in the 100 block of Newman Creek Road. Doctors told investigators that it appeared the woman had given birth, however Scott said when they searched they home. “It was immediately apparent that this was not a full term pregnancy.”
The woman later told investigators that she was afraid to report the child was stillborn “We think the reason she wasn’t forthcoming about what actually happened initially as – completely unrelated to what happened, but she’s been dealing with some child custody issues.”
An autopsy on the newborn is scheduled for Thursday to determine if the baby was alive at birth.
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Elma, Wash. – The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a newborn child in Elma. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us Yesterday at approximately 2:45 pm E911 Dispatch received a 911 call from a residence in the 100 block of Newman Creek Road. The caller indicated her 37 year old sister was possibly having a miscarriage. Aid responded to the scene and transported the female to Capital Medical Center in Olympia.
At approximately 5:05 pm, Capital Medical Center relayed information to the dispatch center that the 37 year old female showed signs that she had already giving birth within the past 24 hours. Deputies and detectives responded to the residence and the hospital. The investigators eventually learned from the female that she had given birth at her home on Newman Creek Road in the early morning hours of September 9th. The female reported that the child was stillborn however was afraid to report it to 911. Detectives did located a deceased infant child inside the residence. At this time, the cause and manner of death are still under investigation. An autopsy is expected later today.
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ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen police department has arrested their sword-wielding man, after he was caught on camera last Tuesday swinging a 12 inch blade at the Grays Harbor Transit bus station. The 23 year old Port Angelas man was reported swinging a samurai sword in the Wal-Mart parking lot Friday afternoon. Police Captain John Green tells us he, and two other Lewis County men, were taken into custody on various charges, the sword was recovered from their vehicle.
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SHELTON, Wash. – Mason County Detectives have arrested a suspect on charges of Assault 1st Degree, after a man was found beaten and unconcious Tuesday night, and died yesterday. Lieutenant Les Watson with the Shelton Police Department identifies the suspect as 20 year old Eric Morrissey of Shelton. After Morrissey’s arrest, Detectives were contacted by the King County Medical Examiner’s office and informed that the victim of the assault had succumbed to the injuries sustained in the incident and was pronounced dead sometime after 1pm yesterday afternoon.
The victim was identified to be 27 year old Talon Newman, also of Shelton. It is expected that the Mason County Prosecutor’s office will amend the charges on Morrissey from assault to a homicide related charge in court later today.
The pertinent information obtained in this case so far indicates that the physical altercation that resulted in the death of Newman stemmed from an earlier disturbance or argument. The investigation is ongoing.
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