Fatal Van Vs Big-Rig Crash

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Photo taken by Washingrton State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore

An Ellensburg man was killed overnight when his van collided with a Semi on Hwy 10 about three miles west of Ellensburg. State Troopers say it happened shortly before 1 AM when the semi became disabled and blocked the roadway. The driver of the van, identified as 42 year old Ryan L Park struck and penetrated the trailer. The victim was dead at the scene.  The details of the crash are included in the following Washington State Patrol press memo

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DATE: 20170209    TIME: 0052    INV UNIT: 905 – TROOPER C WHITE

LOCATION:E10 MP103-6 – 3 MILES WEST OF ELLENSBURG

COUNTY:KITTITAS    COLLISION REPORT NUMBER:SECTOR   CASE FILE:17003674

NBR VEH: 02    CARS: 01    TRUCKS: 01    MOTORCYCLES: 00   PEDESTRIANS: 00

NBR INJ: 00    DECEASED: 01              DRUGS OR ALCOHOL INVOLVED: UNK

———————————-PERSON(S) INVOLVED—————————-

NAME: AYRES, JEFFERY V    AGE: 54 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A

CITY: HILLSBORO, OREGON  DRIVER VEH 01  BELT/HELMET: NO

INJ/DISP: NOT INJURED

VEH1: BLUE 2014 PETERBUILT SEMI TRACTOR/WHITE 2006 TRAILER

DAMAGE/DISP: NO DAMAGE TO TRACTOR – TRAILER TOTALLED

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NAME: PENDING NOK    AGE: 42 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A

CITY: ELLENSBURG  DRIVER VEH 02  BELT/HELMET: YES-RESTRAINT USED

INJ/DISP: DECEASED

VEH2: BLUE 1989 GMC RALLY WAGON VAN

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VEHICLE ONE WAS DISABLED STUCK IN SNOW BLOCKING SR10 JUST EAST OF ONEIL ROAD, VEHICLE TWO WAS EASTBOUND SR10, VEHICLE TWO STRUCK AND PENETRATED THROUGH THE TRAILER OF VEHICLE ONE COMING TO REST ON THE OTHER SIDE, DRIVER TWO WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT THE SCENE.

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UNDER INVESTIGATION

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PENDING

 

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.