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Two killed, one injured at Wilkeson logging site
East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to a crash at a logging site near Wilkeson Thursday night. At 10:47 p.m., a Wilkeson resident reported an injured man had come down from the woods saying he and two others had were in an accident with an excavator. While East Pierce firefighter-paramedics tended to his injuries, the rest of the East Pierce crews and law officers went in search of the two victims. "They were located 10-12 miles from Wilkeson, up a gravel road near a logging camp," East Pierce Assistant Chief James Jaques said. "Both patients were dead at the scene." The first patient was transported to a trauma center. Law enforcement is investigating the cause of the crash.