A 24-year-old Oakville woman died at the scene of a wreck on logging roads in the Capitol State Forest Sunday night, the driver of the vehicle was arrested. The Washington State Patrol reports a 25-year-old Elma man driving a 2013 Ford F250 pickup was also injured and transported to St Peters Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The truck was Northbound on the Capitol Forest D-Line, about a half-mile north of US Route 12 just after 9 PM Sunday night. The driver failed to negotiate a curve and the truck left the road to the right, went down an embankment, and struck a tree.
The driver was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck. The report said that drugs or alcohol were involved.
Arrest records indicate the driver was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail this morning on the investigation of vehicular homicide charges.
The road was fully blocked for 7 hours overnight while crews worked to remove the vehicle and occupants.