Man involved in Thursday wreck dies in Silverdale

PORT ANGELES — The 79-year-old Sequim man involved in Thursday’s two-vehicle wreck east of Port Angeles, Philip M. LaCroix, died at St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The cause of death was not released.

LaCroix was the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that drove into the back of a Chrysler Pacifica at Monroe Road and U.S. Highway 101 about 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Then LaCroix continued eastbound, left the roadway to the right near North Brook Avenue, crossed all lanes of travel and came to rest blocking the outside lane of U.S. Highway 101 facing the wrong way.

LaCroix was taken to Olympic Medical Center (OMC) in Port Angeles before being transferred to St. Michael later in the day.

The driver of the Pacifica, Alexandra E. Zuzich, 31, Port Angeles also was taken to OMC, where she was treated for unspecified injuries and discharged.

A 4-year-old girl who was a passenger in the Pacifica was taken to OMC as a precautionary measure, the Washington State Patrol memo stated. A 14-month-old boy who also was a Pacifica passenger was not injured. Both were in appropriate child seats, according to the memo.

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