Hoquiam Man Dies Tuesday After August Head-on Collision in Grays Harbor County


A 76-year-old Hoquiam man died on Tuesday due to injuries suffered during an Aug. 7 car wreck in Grays Harbor County.

David Demaray died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to a State Patrol press memo. The collision that sent him to the hospital occurred on U.S. Highway 101 near the fork to state Route 107.

Around 9 p.m. on Aug. 7, a 35-year-old Raymond man drove north in his Ford Ranger pick-up on 101 while Demaray drove south. At one point, the Raymond man lost traction on the wet road and over-corrected into the southbound lane, per the memo.

The Raymond man struck Demaray's Hyundai Accent hatchback head on. Both drivers were injured but the Raymond man was not transported to a hospital, the memo says.

State Patrol attributed the cause of the collision to the Raymond man driving too fast for road conditions. The memo rules out drugs or alcohol as a factor.

Charges are pending for the Raymond man, the release says.

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