UPDATE | Port Angeles man facing charges of negligent driving following rollover crash

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Posted 1/21/22

UPDATE | Port Angeles man facing charges of negligent driving following rollover crash

 

 

A 19-year-old Port Angeles man was hurt in a rollover car crash on U.S. Highway 101 near …

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UPDATE | Port Angeles man facing charges of negligent driving following rollover crash

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UPDATE | Port Angeles man facing charges of negligent driving following rollover crash

 

 

A 19-year-old Port Angeles man was hurt in a rollover car crash on U.S. Highway 101 near Mount Walker just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The driver was heading south on US 101 when his 2007 Volvo XC90 veered onto the dirt embankment near Milepost 302, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The SUV rolled over and came to a stop on its top.

The State Patrol said the driver was speeding too fast for conditions, and is facing charges of second-degree negligent driving.

The Brinnon Fire Department responded to the crash and the driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Mason General Hospital.

According to Brinnon Fire Chief Tim Manly, the driver said he’d been awake for 48 hours and was headed from Port Angeles to Shelton.

The driver also told responders that he was going to “drift the corners.”

When Manly asked the man how fast he was going, the driver replied, “I was going 107 mph; I saw the speedometer.”

Manly said if that were accurate, the man would have died.

The Volvo was totaled in the crash. It was removed from the scene by Northwest Towing & Recovery.

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  • Shoreline59

    You really can't think of drifting without thinking of Volvo.

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