SULTAN — There appeared to be minimal damage to a 1,000-year-old Douglas fir tree slab knocked off its stand by a driver on Friday.
The driver of a Jeep experienced a medical issue around 4 p.m. Friday and crashed into the monument at Traveler’s Park off U.S. 2, Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy Bill Westsik said.
Westsik said the extent of the driver’s injuries were unknown, but noted deputies gave the person a ride home.
The collision knocked the tree round off its rock platform onto its side. On Saturday, the massive slab was missing a chunk out of one side, though was mostly intact.
While the platform is destroyed, the wood shelter above the monument appeared to be undamaged.
The Douglas fir tree round was logged from the Sultan Basin and is estimated to be 1,000 years old, according to an inscription on the monument. It was donated by Roesler Timber Co. and the Sky Valley Lions in 1976.
Sultan has a rich history of logging.
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