Man Dies at Hospital After Head-on Crash in Mason County 


One of the Mason County drivers airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle following a crash on Friday has died, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Richard T. Falk, 36, of Belfair, was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to a June 4 news release from Washington State Patrol. He was in a head-on collision with a 37-year-old Shelton woman who had a 2-year-old in her car. The woman was seriously injured, and the child was uninjured.

Falk was driving north on State Route 3 close to Dawn Drive near Grapeview when he crossed the center line and hit the Shelton woman. All involved were wearing their seatbelts.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, according to the news release, but the WSP memo on the crash said there was no indication that drugs and alcohol were involved.

Falk was identified by the King County Medical Examiner's Office.