LaPush man hurt in single-vehicle wreck on state Highway 110 near Forks
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At about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jose D. Salazar, 22, of LaPush was driving a 2007 Ford F150 on state Highway 110 2 miles west of Forks when it drifted off the roadway to the right, Trooper Eric Tilton said in a State Patrol report.
Salazar then overcorrected to the left and entered the ditch on the eastbound side of the road, hit a power pole, rolled 50 to 70 feet down a steep embankment and hit several stumps and trees before the truck came to a rest, Tilton said.
He was transported to Forks Community Hospital and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
A spokeswoman for Harborview said Salazar was treated for his injuries and discharged.
Salazar was wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol said.
The cause of the wreck is under investigation by the State Patrol, which said drug or alcohol use is being examined as a contributing factor.
Last modified: June 24. 2014 9:43PM