A Louisiana Marine stationed at a naval base in Washington has tragically lost his life in a car crash.
Lance Cpl. Cole Estelle from Zachary, Louisiana was involved in a fatal crash while stationed at the Bangor Naval Base.
The crash occurred on state Route 16 in Gig Harbor around 4:23 a.m. according to local reports.
Estelle was traveling westbound on Route 16 in a 2017 Ford Mustang when his vehicle struck a 2015 Nissan Altima driven by a 63-year-old Tacoma man in the opposite westbound lane.
Estelle’s vehicle exited the roadway and came to rest after crashing into trees.
The driver in the Nissan was transported to a local hospital in Gig Harbor.