The man who died in Saturday’s car crash in Castle Rock was 39-year-old Anton Marthaller of Castle Rock, the Cowlitz County Coroner’s office confirmed Tuesday.

Marthaller died early Saturday morning after hitting a tree and going over an embankment. Coroner Timothy Davidson confirmed the accident happened in the 100 block of Buland Drive, a section that overlooks Huntington Ave. and has no guard rails.

Davidson said that it appeared Marthaller “was heading home because he lives up there (and) lost control going up the hill.”

The death was immediate at the scene from multiple blunt force traumatic injuries, Davidson said. Marthaller was not wearing a seat belt, Davidson said, which may have contributed to the severity of the injuries.



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