LONG BEACH — Ryan Ulbricht, 24, died early Jan. 18 as a result of a one-vehicle accident on Sandridge Road.

Ulbricht was traveling southbound, went into a corner and hit the guardrail. The vehicle left the roadway and landed in water. Ulbricht was deceased at the scene.

Although Sandridge Road is a straightaway for most of its approximately 20 miles between Black Lake in Ilwaco to its northern terminus at Oysterville Road, its few curves have been the scene of many wrecks over the years. Another occurred at Sandridge and 210th at about 8:45 a.m. Jan. 25, with unknown injuries as of the Chinook Observer’s press time.

Ulbricht leaves an infant son and is also survived by his parents. He was well regarded in the area, and his death generated an outpouring of condolences on social media. A memorial vehicle procession was held in his honor Saturday evening. He was a 2015 Ilwaco High School graduate.

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Ryan was 24. Please do not post incorrect commentary.

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