Former NBA star Chris Herren appeared at the Skookum Creek Event Center Tuesday night. Herren, who was one of the few to grow up in New England and play for the Boston Celtics, had a well publicized drug and alcohol problem throughout his career and now travels the nation talking about his addiction.
The Mason County Coroner has released the name of the Shelton woman who died in a single car crash on E. Mikkelsen Road just after midnight Tuesday. The Coroner says 38-year-old Terra Kathleen Dittmer died at the scene in the 400 block after the car she was in struck a tree. Three men in the car were injured. One was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The Mason County Sheriff Deputies are continuing the investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled. No other information has been released.
A reminder: Former NBA star Chris Herren is appearing at the Skookum Creek Event Center tonight. His presentation “A Message of Hope – A Conversation with Chris Herren” starts at 7:30 PM. Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, realized his dreams by playing for the Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction before rising again with a new dream.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal single-car crash on Mikkelsen Road off Mason Lake Road near the Rainbow Lake area. Specific details on the crash have not been released but a woman died at the scene in the 400 block just after midnight. A man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Two others were injured and taken to Mason General Hospital. Names of those involved have not been released as deputies continue to investigate.
The price of gas is on the rise. The average price of a gallon of gas in Washington is $4.20. That’s up 15 cents in the past week; nine cents higher than a month ago; 18 cents high than a year ago; and 46 cents higher than the national average. (MasonWebTV.com noticed one gas station raised its price 13 cents from Friday to Saturday.)
Law enforcement leaders in Mason County have joined the Join National Child Abuse Prevention Campaign. Mason County Sheriff’s Casey Salisbury and Squaxin Island Tribal Police Chief Mike Evans are among the 160 law enforcement leaders in Washington who signed a nation wide letter calling on congress to support proven child abuse prevention strategies.