1 killed in Port Angeles boat crash

1 killed in Port Angeles boat crash

Credit: Port Angeles Police Department

A 62-year-old Everett man died Tuesday night in a boat crash in Port Angeles, police said.

At about 9:45 p.m., police responded to a report of a boating accident south of the east end of Ediz Hook Road.

Investigators said officers discovered a small boat had struck a salmon pen.

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Police said the boat operator, whom they identified as Robert R. Elliot, was killed in the crash.

Three passengers, two men and a boy, were able to get to a nearby dock.

Police believe the boaters stayed out after dark and realized the lights on the boat didn’t work.

Investigators said alcohol consumption may have been a factor in the crash.

The United States Coast Guard and the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office are assisting Port Angeles police in the investigation.

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