Sequim resident dies in Old Olympic collision

A Sequim resident is dead and another hospitalized as a result of a two-vehicle collision on Old Olympic Highway at about 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 22.


A southbound 2000 Ford pickup driven by 70-year-old Bernard Emmert crossed over into the northbound lane just north of House Road, colliding head-on with a 1987 Chevrolet pickup driven by 66-year-old Eric Ambush.


Neither driver had passengers with them.


Ambush was declared dead at the scene. Emmert was transported to Olympic Medical Center, where he is in satisfactory condition as of June 24.


The sheriff's office reports one witness to the collision had been following Emmert and did not notice erratic driving prior to the collision.


Excessive speeding does not appear to be a factor at this time, either. Investigation continues by the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office to determine a cause for the collision.


Employees at A-1 Auto Parts said Ambush retired to Sequim and worked in the business for six years as a driver and counter worker.


He was a good friend, they said.


Clallam County Sheriff’s deputies, Sequim Police officers, and Fire District #3 personnel responded to the scene.



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