South Bend dies from accident injury


An elderly South Bend man died Friday the result of a collision in Pacific County that occurred at 3:20 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 101 about 20 miles south of South Bend.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Clarence E. Williams, 89, was diving a 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis westbound on North Nemah Road, approaching Highway 101. The vehicle came to a stop at the stop sign, then proceeded to attempt a turn southbound when his car was struck at the intersection by a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by David C. Baccus, 34, of Rochester.

Williams was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died on Friday.

Neither Baccus or a passenger, Serena Alford, 31, of Rochester were injured.

The state patrol report said both drivers were wearing seatbelts and no drugs or alcohol were involved.