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Posted on: August 22, 2023

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Single Vehicle, Double Fatality on Orcas Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 22, 2023 - On August 22, 2023, around 5:41 AM, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident, possibly involving a fatality on Crow Valley Rd near the intersection of Pleasure Horse Rd. Multiple Deputies responded to the scene and discovered that tragically both the driver and passenger were deceased. An investigation is ongoing to confirm the identities of both victims and to notify family members of the deceased. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office respectfully requests everyone to respect the privacy of the victims, their families, and friends. 

“Please pray for all of the people affected by this tragedy,” said San Juan County Sheriff, Eric Peter. “Thank you to the deputies on scene and to the Orcas Island Fire & Rescue personnel for their quick response and efforts on this tragic call.”                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Contact: Eric Peter, Sheriff, Office: 360-378-4151 Desk: 360-370-7621

About San Juan County’s Sheriff’s Office   

The mission of the San Juan County Sheriff's Office: Protect the lives, rights, and property of all people through crime prevention and enforcement of the law with equity and dignity for all. 

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is committed to collaborating with fellow community members, partner agencies, and community organizations to create a safer environment for everyone. We are honored and proud to serve all members of our community with equity and dignity. The Sheriff’s Office is located at 96 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. For more information about San Juan County’s Sheriff’s Office, visit

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