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Oakville, Grays Harbor County

New Year’s Eve car crash kills 3

The Grays Harbor County undersheriff said alcohol appears to be a factor in a crash that killed three on a logging road near Oakville on New Year’s Eve.

KOMO-TV said a car went off the road and struck a tree.

Undersheriff Rick Scott said three of the people inside the car — a 52-year-old male driver, a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman — were pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger, a 49-year-old woman, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died.


2 are shot in downtown fight

Two people were shot in downtown Seattle on Saturday night after a fight that erupted in gunfire.

Police quickly arrested another young man near the scene of the shooting. Investigators believe one of the victims was also a shooter.

At around 8:40 p.m., two men, ages 18 and 22 years old, were shot in two locations near Eighth Avenue and Pine Street. One man was reportedly shot in the leg three times.

Both victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, said Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kapel.

Officers quickly tracked a suspect to a parking lot on Boren Avenue near Pike Street and arrested him.

One victim was found near the Paramount Theater at Ninth Avenue and Pine Street.

Kapel said two groups of men were “posturing” on streets crowded with New Year’s revelers.

Times staff and news services