Belfair Man Dies in Kitsap County Crash

111416-kitsap-fatalityA Belfair man died in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 3 and Sunnyslope Road in Kitsap County Monday evening. According to the State Patrol, 66-year-old Craig S. Friend was on Sunnyslope Road in a 2008 Jeep Wrangler waiting to turn onto southbound SR-3 about 5 PM. The Jeep pulled onto Highway 3 into the path of a northbound 2000 Dodge Ram pickup. The pickup attempted to stop but the Ram collided with the Jeep in the northbound lane. Highway 3 was blocked for four hours.

Friend died at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Dodge, Timothy J. Hull, 26 of Bremerton, was not injured.

Both vehicles were totaled.

Cause of the crash was Friend failing to yield.