A 20-year-old Cosmopolis man died Wednesday night when the pickup truck he was driving went out of control and hit a tree off Lund Road, about a mile north of Highway 101 near Artic, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department reported.
The crash was not found until Thursday morning when walkers located the pickup about 8:30 a.m. The victim had been partially ejected and was declared dead at the scene.
The Grays Harbor County Coroner’s Office identified him as Brandon Oliver.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, but deputies said it appears that speed and alcohol may have been factors. An autopsy was to be performed today.