Local Marine killed in car crash on naval base

5 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, June 16 2018 Jun 16, 2018 June 16, 2018 9:39 PM June 16, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

ZACHARY - A local 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 on June 9 while stationed at the Bangor Naval Base.

According to The News Tribune, the crash occurred on state Route 16 in Gig Harbor around 4:23 a.m.

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.


Estelle's body will be welcomed home to Zachary on June 20 around 12:00 p.m.

Charlet Funeral Home will be heading the arrangements.

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