Two Grays Harbor County residents are dead after a two-car head-on crash on State Route 105 at O’Leary Creek about 5 miles south of Aberdeen.
A Washington State Patrol report said Rolman L. Martinez Juarez, 29, of Aberdeen, and Robyn S. Sweet-Smith, 45, of Westport, died at the scene.
According to the State Patrol report, Martinez was northbound in a 2009 Nissan Altima and crossed the centerline near mile post 40, striking the 2009 Honda Civic driven by Sweet-Smith head-on shortly before 4:40 p.m.
“Tragically neither driver survived. There were no other occupants,” Tweeted Trooper Chelsea Hodgson, State Patrol District 8 Public Information Officer, shortly after the crash.
The roadway was fully blocked with no detours for more than four hours for an investigation of the accident. Despite the lengthy blockage, Aberdeen Police Cmdr. Dale Green said, “Amazingly, we did not receive any traffic-related calls during the time it was shut down.” He said the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Patrol with traffic control.