Former star of 'Ax Men' dies in Port Angeles crash
Gabe Rygaard was killed in a crash Friday. Photo: Rygaard for Commissioner
PORT ANGELES, Wash. -
Family reports that Gabe Rygaard, star of the History Channel’s recently cancelled series “Ax Men” was killed in a three-vehicle crash west of Port Angeles Friday.
The crash happened at around 9:22 a.m. on U.S. Highway 101 east of Laird Road. Fire crews report a seven people were injured in total. but aside from Rygaard, all others had minor injuries and not taken to hospitals.
Washington State Patrol reports Rygaard’s 1995 Ford Bronco was behind a black Chevrolet Tahoe headed east in the second lane of Highway 101. The Tahoe slowed to stop, and Rygaard’s Bronco hit the Tahoe from behind. The Bronco spun and hit a Dodge Ram headed westbound in the opposite lane.. Rygaard was not wearing a seat belt.
Rygaard along with his family-owned business were both featured on the History Channel show “Ax Men.”