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Former WWU president dies from car crash

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Former WWU president dies from car crash

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss, Shanna Sheridan

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A former president of Western Washington University has died.

Eighty-five-year-old Charles Flora was a passenger in a car that was hit by another car at the corner of West Axton and Aldrich roads on December 16.

He was taken to PeaceHealth Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he died on Sunday surrounded by family.

Flora was president of Western from 1967 to 1975.

According to the Bellingham Herald, Flora co-founded Huxley College of the Environment and helped create what is now the Shannon Point Marine Center Anacortes.

State troopers say no drugs or alcohols were involved in the crash, but the driver of the other car could face charges.