No one hurt in U.S. 101 rollover crash
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Clallam County Fire District No. 2
The 1998 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by Bill Gallauher of Port Angeles lies on its roof after Gallauher rolled the vehicle after swerving to avoid hitting a van in front of him, according to Clallam County Fire District No. 2 personnel. Neither he nor his passenger was injured.

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LAKE SUTHERLAND — A single-vehicle rollover blocked U.S. Highway 101 in both directions at Lake Sutherland for about an hour Thursday morning.

Neither driver Bill Gallauher, 48, nor his passenger, Shawn Peterson, 22, both of Port Angeles, was hurt when Gallauher's 1998 Toyota Tacoma overturned several times near Milepost 233 at Maple Grove Road, said Clallam County Fire District No. 2 Fire Chief Sam Phillips.

The pickup truck came to rest in the center of the two-lane highway.

Traffic was blocked at about 9:55 a.m. The state Department of Transportation reported that one lane had been reopened by 10:30 a.m., and both lanes were reopened at 11:02 a.m.

A State Patrol trooper removed the truck and debris from the roadway, Phillips said.

Gallauher and Peterson freed themselves from the upside-down vehicle and did not require medical assistance, the fire chief said.

Fire department personnel said witnesses told them that a westbound passenger van slowed to turn left onto Maple Grove Road when Gallauher, who was following the van, swerved to avoid a rear-end collision.

The truck left the roadway before it lost control and rolled over, the fire department said.

Fire District No. 2 responded with a medic unit, fire engine, command vehicle and eight firefighters/medics.

Last modified: April 11. 2013 5:48PM
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