One man dead after logging truck goes off the road near Olympia

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loggingOLYMPIA – A 37-year old Hoquiam resident has died after a logging truck accident in the Capitol Forest outside Olympia.

The accident happened  around 2:30 p.m. on Monday in the forest about one mile from State Route 8.

Washington State Patrol deputies says Michael Webber was northbound on a forest service road when he failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree and a large stump.

Deputies say Webber was not wearing a seat belt.  He was pronounced dead on scene.

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  • joe

    The logging industry is leaving stumps everywhere, far and wide, in Mason County I can harly believe any trees will be back for generations.

    • Paul G.

      Trees are a renewable resourse and we need to understand that Washington state has came a long ways on manageing its timber harvesting on State&Private land. I agree sometimes about those ugly stumps that are visible,but there is most likely a reason the trees were cut, for harvest ,safety due to storm damage from major rain & high winds in the past & present times for example the December storm in 2009 I believe it was. I myself can tell you as a contract timberfaller & residential tree service that wheather mother nature or mankind , there is a reason for those eye-soreing stumps. Joe I hope my opinion will help you understand why we make those ugly stumps.

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