The passenger, Mary Lanphear, did not survive the accident and was later removed by members of the Pacific County Sheriff's Office, Washington State DNR Officers and Washington State Patrol Officers.
Raymond aid and Lewis County volunteer Fire/Aid responded to the scene. The driver, James Lanphear, 70, had to be extricated from the vehicle, and was life-flighted from the scene. Lanphear is recovering from the incident in a hospital, and is expected to survive.
The Pacific County Sheriff's investigation shows that the driver had driven down to the end of a landing, had attempted to hit the brake, however hit the accelerator driving off the end of the landing. The vehicle appears ho have rolled several times before striking a tree and coming to a stop. The distance the vehicle traveled after leaving the roadway was estimated to be in excess of 1,500 feet before it came to a stop. The vehicle, a 2013 Ford F-150, was determined to be a total loss. Deputies with the Pacific County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle that had driven off the end of a landing. The first report indicated the accident might have occurred in Lewis County. Lewis County Sheriff's Office responded to the location and determined the accident had occurred in Pacific County.