Motorist dead after striking tree in Ariel

A motorist is dead Monday after driving their pickup truck into a tree on state Route 503 in Ariel, according to Washington State Patrol.

The incident happened at milepost 44 about 10 miles outside of Woodland in Cowlitz County.

Trooper Will Finn‏ @wspd5pio
Ariel – SR503/MP44 – UPDATE: 1 pickup into a tree. Driver & only occupant deceased at scene. Troopers have cleared, all lanes OPEN.