Mount Si trails closed during crash investigation



NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has closed hiking trails on Mount Si through the three-day Presidents Day weekend for the investigation of Wednesday’s small plane crash that killed three people.

The King County medical examiner’s office says the crash killed 30-year-old Rob Marshall Hill, 31-year-old Seth Dawson and 29-year-old Elizabeth Redling.

Hill was the pilot and a flight instructor at AcuWings, a Renton flying school, but he was not on an instructional flight. An AcuWings executive, Baha Acuner, told The Seattle Times he had no idea what they were doing.

Hill also was a swim coach at Decatur High School and Dawson coached swimming at Kentlake High School in south King County. Both also coached at Valley Aquatics in Federal Way. Redling was a friend.