Shelton Man Dies in Crash Near Gig Harbor

A 57-year-old Shelton man died in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 16 near Gig Harbor Tuesday night. The State Patrol says Melvin H. Hubbard was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 westbound on SR-16 about 8:30 PM. At 24th Street Northwest, the truck left the roadway to the right, went down an embankment and came to rest in a storm drain pond. The Olympia Newspaper reports Hubbard died at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation.