Port Angeles: Two survive 550-foot plunge down hillside

  • Friday, July 6, 2001 12:01am
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By Matthew Fritsch

An Independence Day party nearly turned tragic for two Port Angeles residents when their pickup tumbled 550 feet down a hillside, ejecting them both.

The crash occurred just before 1 a.m. Thursday off Karpen Road, in the Dan Kelly area west of Lake Aldwell.

The driver, 32-year-old Leonard Latimer, was airlifted to Olympic Medical Center by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.

His passenger, 31-year old Talitha Chambers, managed to scramble to the top of the hill before being taken to the hospital.

Both were treated and released.

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