KELA News Headlines for Monday, October 24, 2016 UPDATED 9 AM
BREAKING NEWS!! FATAL ACCIDENT IN CENTRALIA
A Centralia man died and two women passengers were injured in a one-vehicle crash in Centralia about 2:15 AM Monday. According to Centralia Police, when an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of Oxford and Marion, the car took off at a high rate of speed over the Sixth Street Viaduct. The driver lost control of the vehicle just west of Sixth and N. Pearl and went off the road, striking a house and coming to rest in the front yard. The 19-year old male driver and one of the passengers were ejected. The officer and fire department medics attempted CPR on the driver, but he died at the scene. The two women passengers were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries. The State Patrol is investigating the crash.
Body found in Capitol State Forest still unidentified
A man found dead in the Capitol State Forest in Thurston County Thursday afternoon remains unidentified. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office says the body was found off Waddell Creek Road. The man is described as a mixed-race or black man, between the ages of 17 and 25, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black and white hooded sweatshirt, a shirt featuring a cat and the logo “We Shall Overcomb,” and brown pants. A Captain America hat was found nearby. The Sheriff’s Office believes the remains were placed there by an unknown person. The man died of multiple gunshot wounds. Anyone with information should contact the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
Rochester man injured in motorcycle vs semi crash
A Rochester man was injured Friday when he crashed his motorcycle into a tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 5. The State Patrol reports about noon on Friday the 26-year old man was northbound on Interstate 5 at milepost 93 near Maytown when he apparently crossed all lanes of traffic and struck the tractor-trailer. The man, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital. The 41-year-old truck driver of Surrey, British Columbia, was not injured. The crash is under investigation.
Washington U.S. Senate candidates debate
Republican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met in their second debate Sunday night. The Seattle Times reports that Vance said the Democrat supports Hillary Clinton, her party's presidential nominee, and that he's "yet to hear her criticize Democrats for anything." Murray, seeking her fifth term, pointed to her work ending a 2013 budget impasse with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan as an example of how she can work with the other side.
State asks for people to report elk sightings in Cascades
Washington wildlife managers are asking people planning to spend time in the Cascades this fall to report any elk they may encounter and especially any that they see walking with a limp. Brooke George with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says there have been confirmed cases of elk with hoof disease in the lowlands of southwest Washington. This new volunteer effort is designed to build on current information about where elk are seen in the Cascades. You can report the elk sightings online at the WDFW website. Sighting forms are also available at Forest Service offices or visitor centers.