Tribal police had information that the man was inside the Lucky Egal Casino. They attempted to contact the man inside, and during that interaction, a Chehalis Tribal Police officer shot the man. Law enforcement officers attempted life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision happened on December 1st, 2023 at 9:53 AM on US 101 and Hensel RD when a white 2002 Subaru Legacy driven by a 76-year-old Hoquiam man (while his name has been released, GHS respects family privacy at this time and is not publishing it) was traveling southbound on US 101 at Hensel RD and had stopped to make a left-hand turn when a red 2014 Kenworth Tractor Trailer log truck loaded with logs traveling the same direction went to pass the passenger car on the left striking the passenger vehicle rolling into the ditch and dropping its logs onto the roadway and the passenger vehicle. 

The driver of the passenger vehicle died at the scene of the collision.  The driver of the log truck, a 66-year-old Hoquiam man, was not injured. 

The log truck and trailer were taken by WSP for investigation. 

The cause of the collision is listed as still under investigation, along with any charges that may be added after the investigation is complete. 

Yesterday, November 28th, 2023 at about 3:56pm, Aberdeen officers received a call regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian injury accident at the intersection of Broadway and First Street.  As officers were responding, a witness to the incident reported the striking vehicle, a white Chevrolet van, was fleeing the scene. 

Officers arrived at the scene of the accident, while other officers converged on the area where the suspect vehicle was last seen.  A witness followed the suspect vehicle while giving updates of its location to the dispatch center.  The suspect vehicle was subsequently located and stopped in the Bel-Aire area, and the driver was arrested for felony hit and run. 

The victim, a 44-year-old Aberdeen resident, was transported to the Harbor Regional Health Hospital in critical condition.  The Aberdeen Police investigations unit processed the scene with the assistance of the Hoquiam Police Department.  The suspect’s vehicle was seized as evidence and transported to the Aberdeen Police Department for further processing. 

The investigation is ongoing.