William Welsh

 

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: Vietnam War veteran and head electrician for the Marysville, Washington-based modular commercial buildings manufacturer Whitley Evergreen who was among one of more than 176 people reported missing and presumed dead in a March 2014 mudslide when a massive mile-wide swath of mud and debris from a portion of an unstable hillside known as the "Hazel Landslide" had plunged through nearly 50 riverside homes and onto the nearby State Route 530 main highway from above the Stillaguamish River and onto the adjacent river valley across northwestern Washington state's rural Snohomish County unincorporated neighborhood, in which the mudflow was caused by a suspected soil saturation from heavy rainfall and became the deadliest single landslide event in United States history excluding landslides caused by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or dam collapses.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a mudslide

 

Born: October 8, 1947

 

Died: March 22, 2014

 

Location: Oso, Washington