On 9/6/2017 at 1656 hours, Fire, EMS and CCSO responded to the report of a single vehicle collision in the 15400 block of NE 20th Avenue in Salmon Creek. The involved vehicle, a 1993 Ford Escort hatchback, failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, left the roadway and collided head-on with a concrete barrier. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to PeaceHealth Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The driver was later pronounced dead at the hospital after attempts to save his life failed.
The deceased driver is identified as William Ray Ellis, 38 years old, of Ridgefield, Washington.
The CCSO Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating this collision. No additional persons or vehicles were involved in this incident. No additional details will be available at this time.