DUI named as cause for local fatality accident

Driving under the influence took a life over the weekend, and sent another local resident to the hospital.

Traffic was blocked for over an hour early Saturday morning on State Route 109 following a single car fatality accident. A 38 year old Taholah man was driving north on SR 109 in a 2012 Dodge Ram when the accident occurred. According to the Washington State Patrol, the truck left the road near the Moclips River before rolling over and landing on its top. The driver died at the scene.

A 47 year old Taholah man was also in the truck, and not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for his injuries. His condition is not currently known.

According to WSP, the driver was under the influence at the time of the fatal accident.

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