PORTLAND — A Douglas fir tree fell on a home office Wednesday south of Oregon City, and a man who had been sitting at his desk was flown to an emergency room. The Oregonian reports the windstorm that has lashed the Portland metropolitan area since Tuesday has toppled dozens of trees. Brandon Paxton, a spokesman for Clackamas…More
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Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON — An Alger woman who died Sunday after a treefelling accident has been identified by the Skagit County Coroner’s Office as Claudia Lauden, 61. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office said Lauden was struck by a falling tree as a crew was attempting to cut a large fir tree down in the 1400 block of Butler Creek Road. The…More
A portion of a dying tree fell on top of a 10-year-old hiker near Snoqualmie Pass on Saturday, but rescuers said she appears to have just minor injuries. The accident was reported about 8:45 a.m. when the girl and her family were about one and a half miles from the Annette Lake trailhead. Someone saw the…More
Two adult children and the son-in-law of the couple killed on Highway 2 near Leavenworth Friday remained at Harborview Medical Center Tuesday, all in serious but stable condition. Three children of Bothell residents Timothy Owen and Cheryl Janine Reed were passengers in the Chevrolet Suburban driven by Owen when it was struck by a falling tree. Jessica Owen,…More
A falling tree struck an SUV on Highway 2 (Stevens Pass) this afternoon, killing two of six people inside, according to Washington State Patrol. The eastbound 1999 Chevrolet Suburban was hit around 1:20 p.m. about 21 miles west of Leavenworth. State Patrol identified the two Bothell residents who died at the scene as Timothy Desmond Owen,…More