COLFAX, Wash. – A 38-year-old man was ejected from his car and killed in a crash eight miles west of Colfax early Monday morning.

The driver was identified Charles C. Shaw of Kennewick.

Washington State Patrol officials said Shaw was driving westbound on State Route 26 and crossed the center lane onto the eastbound shoulder. Shaw’s car went down an embankment into a creek and struck a tree. Shaw was ejected from the vehicle through the window.

According to officials, Shaw was not wearing a seatbelt. It is unknown whether or not drugs or alcohol was involved in the crash.