Oregon man dies of injuries after Oct. 14 wreck

QUILCENE — An Oregon man who wrecked his car on U.S. Highway 101 near Quilcene on Oct. 14 has died of his injuries.

The State Patrol reported that Joshua Abdon, 39, died Thursday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he had been taken in critical condition after the single-car wreck.

The Stayton, Ore., man sustained significant head trauma after he failed to negotiate a sharp left curve at 3:04 a.m. Oct. 14 while driving southbound on Highway 101, the State Patrol had said.

His Ford Escape flew off the road into a southbound ditch, re-entered the roadway and crossed several lanes of traffic before striking a large tree adjacent to a ditch on the northbound shoulder of the highway, where his vehicle came to a rest, the State Patrol said.

The State Patrol also reported that Abdon was not wearing his seat belt at the time and that drugs or alcohol were involved.

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