19-Year-Old Killed in Fatal Collision in Gorge Campground

GEORGE, WA (August 9, 2023) – Friday, Carson Santos was killed in a boat accident at the Gorge Amphitheatre Campground.

First responders arrived to the scene after receiving multiple dispatch calls in the area.

Per reports, a man was driving a Toyota Tundra that was towing a wake surfing boat at the Pivot while Santos was running alongside the vehicle.

Santos then attempted to jump onto the tongue of the trailer when he lost his footing and was run over by the trailer wheels.

Paramedics arrived and airlifted 19-year-old Santos, of Puyallup to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. There, he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver from Roseburg, Oregon and other passengers remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.


Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Carson Santos. Thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.


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