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 Post subject: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:56 pm 
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Saw this unfortunate report just posted on the East Pierce Fire Facebook page.

"Tonight your East Pierce Firefighters are working with fellow first responders to rescue a person said to be ejected from a vehicle at Evans Creek ORV Park near Mt Rainier. This person was in a vehicle that crashed, unfortunately killing the other person, and severely injuring the other. Pierce County Sheriff's Department members, Carbonado Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters, City of Buckley Fire Department members, and Mount Rainier National Park members as well as your East Pierce Firefighters are working to reach, treat, and safely transport the injured person down the mountain. In Burnett an Airlift Northwest Helicopter will be landing momentarily and will be standing by to transport to the trauma hospital. Please keep the victims in your thoughts as we work to get them to definitive treatment at Harborview Medical Center."

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Link to post
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 5231304314


And the TNT story
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/loca ... 13769.html


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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:39 pm 
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Yeah, following it. According to article sounds like he may have gone off the ROAD, not a trail.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
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Isnt that what happen in 2012

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
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It happened on the 520 trail near the rock garden.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:59 pm 
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Does anyone know where this happened? Mike said the 520 but I'm trying to imagine the 1000' cliffs there are to fall off of.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:12 pm 
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I think the distance down the hill was slightly exaggerated. I spoke with search and rescue up there this morning as they were bringing the body into the day use area. He said the vehicle was several hundred feet off the trail. He just said it was close to the area people call the "rock garden" on the 520. He was not familiar with the trail and wouldn't say if it was still covered in snow. I didn't ask to many questions friends and family were starting to arrive.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:21 pm 
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I was curious if maybe the trail out of that area was it or if it was the road up to the old log pile. Both of those may have been logged since I was there last.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Probably where the 2 other bad rollovers were. The first one where the guy died many years ago is still down there. The other one was a red YJ I winched out. Maybe I will cruise up there tomorrow and check it out. Fred's towing will probably be doing the vehicle recovery at $1000 an hour.



Looking at the topo map where the two other accidents happened, it's no more then 400' vertical. The hill is steep but not a cliff. Red YJ I recovered was about 100' down and was stopped by a big tree. That part of the trail holds snow for a long time because it doesn't get sun.


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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:13 am 
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Small world.. my co worker is the mother of the girl that is in Critical. She's not here today, however I heard the word "lawsuit" in a conversation. I refrained commenting. Sad for all involved.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
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Sad for sure, here are another couple of articles

From one of the first people there
http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/a ... 90174.html

Identifies the driver
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/loca ... 62184.html

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:40 pm 
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Can someone look up the spot on a topo map? I have looked twice and it is 400' to the creek.


Trail is 4200'
Poch Creek is 3800'


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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:01 pm 
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Some old maps show a road up Poch Creek which is where the Jeep ended up. Never knew that, must be blocked off on the lower entrance.


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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:12 pm 
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Corey wrote:
Can someone look up the spot on a topo map? I have looked twice and it is 400' to the creek.


Trail is 4200'
Poch Creek is 3800'



My garmin maps are showing 4400' at the trail and 3840' at the creek
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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:25 am 
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Thanks. Talked to a friend of the friend that help recover the victim. They don't have plans to remove the Jeep, winching it uphill 550 feet might not be feasible.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:29 am 
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Thoughts and prayers to the families. Of any of you know of the families needing anything give a shout out.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:41 am 
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Corey wrote:
It is not wise to wheel drunk and stoned.


I don't like 2nd or 3rd hand info, but I was curious about that.

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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:49 am 
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Avanteone wrote:
Corey wrote:
It is not wise to wheel drunk and stoned.


I don't like 2nd or 3rd hand info, but I was curious about that.


Where did this info come from? I haven't read anything that said alcohol or drugs were involed?


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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:37 pm 
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Does anyone in the Puyallup area have a set of stock YJ tires and wheels I can borrow? Looks like it has 4 flats and I'm guessing the wheels are bent.


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 Post subject: Re: Fatality at Evans
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:56 pm 
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The jeep went off 50 yards from the cross, just under 4700 foot elevation. I walked the old lower road at 4000 feet elevation and could not find it. Must be sitting around 4200-4300 feet. The vegetation is thick on the hillside.


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