Vehicle goes airborne on Washington state beach
Driver and passenger
both killed >
January 17, 2018
(GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, WA.) -- The Washington State Patrol says substance use and speed appear to have been a deadly combination Tuesday along a state beach in Grays Harbor County.
A man from Alaska and a woman from Tacoma both died when the car they were in went airborne and rolled.
The patrol reports says a black 2000 Ford 7350 pickup truck was "northbound on the beach just north of the Bonge approach. The vehicle struck a hole, went airborne and then rolled."
Killed was the driver, identified as 41-year old Justin M. Neidiffer of Petersburg, Alaska who was not wearing a seatbelt. The truck was totaled.
Also killed, according to the state patrol report, was a passenger identified as 29-year old Trisha L. Loney of Tacoma, Washington who was wearing a seatbelt at the time.
The WSP report says it is believed that drugs and/or alcohol played a role in the fatal crash.