A state trooper will be suspended for four days, and undergo 44 hours of driver retraining following a multiple-car crash just east of Port Angeles on Nov. 29.
Trooper Travis Beebe, 39, was passing a speeding car on Highway 101, on a curve, when he crossed the center line and hit two other vehicles near Morse Creek, the State Patrol said. The retraining will be done with the next recruit class, and Beebe will take a four-hour test ride with a driving instructor.
“Trooper Beebe came forward and accepted responsibility for losing control of his car,” his commander, Capt. Chris Old, said in a statement. “The discipline and retraining I’ve imposed are within the standard range given in these situations. We’re greatly relieved that those involved reported minor injuries.”
The investigation is still under way, and the State Patrol asks any witnesses to call 360-805-1192.