Driver in fatal NYE crash not drunk

Driver in fatal NYE crash not drunk

Photo: KGMI

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

FERNDALE, Wash. – A Ferndale man killed in a head-on crash on the Guide on New Year’s Eve had not been drinking after all.

Troopers at the scene said they could smell alcohol on Travis Holst’s breath.

They passed that information onto the media.

Toxicology reports show that Holst didn’t have alcohol or any other drugs in his body.

His father Mark is relieved.

Play Mark Holst on son

Mark Holst says the Washington State Patrol shouldn’t have spoken so soon.

Play Mark Giles on WSP report

The other driver, Brox Browning also died.

He tested positive morphine, which he had a prescription for, and marijuana.

WSP is still investigating the crash.


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