Reality TV star Gabe Rygaard of 'Ax Men' killed in auto crash

Amos Herrera
September 18, 2016

The former "Ax Men" star was killed in a vicious three-car wreck in Port Angeles, Washington on September 16.

He died from injuries sustained in the crash.

According to the State Patrol, the accident occurred when Rygaard veered to avoid a slowing vehicle, and his Ford Bronco struck that and another vehicle coming from the opposite direction. Gabe's father has confirmed that his son died in the wreck, which involved three separate cars and injured at least seven people.

When Gabe rotated, he crashed into a Dodge Ram.

"Ax Men's" Gabe Rygaard (left) poses for a photo with "Pawn Stars" Rick Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell at Gold and Silver Pawn on April 7, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The gruesome pics from the scene are hard to look at, showing the crumpled up fronts of the cars, and the wreckage strewn about the road.

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Rygaard first appeared in the second season of Ax Men, having recently taken over Rygaard Logging after the death of his father, who founded the company in 1992.

The History Channel show was canceled just before he announced his intention to run as a Republican for the post of Clallam County District 2 commissioner.

He leaves behind his wife and business partner, Katy Rygaard, and three attractive children, ranging in ages from 10 years old to 19 years old. Rygaard was part of his family-owned business, Rygaard Logging.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Gabe Rygaard at this hard time.

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