Three people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on Highway 3 at the intersection with Anthony Road Monday about 10:30 AM. State Route 3 was fully blocked for about three hours.
According to the State Patrol, the driver of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado fell asleep while driving northbound on SR-3 aa the pickup approached Anthony Road. The Silverado crossed the center line, struck a southbound 1995 Ford F-250 pickup head-on. The Silverado then spun counter-clockwise and it’s passenger side struck a 1992 Chevrolet S-10 pickup which was stopped to make a left from northbound 3 onto Anthony Road. The S-10 was pushed into the northbound ditch. A fourth vehicle, a southbound 2002 Subaru Forester, swerved left to avoid the Ford. The Subaru ended up in the northbound ditch as well.
The driver of the Silverado, Jesse T. Labeda-Sutton, 23 of Port Orchard, was injured and transported by family to a hospital.
A passenger in the Ford F-250, Alice M. Hendrickson, 68 of Port Orchard, was seriously injured and airlifted to Harbourview Medical Center in Seattle.
The driver of the Ford F-250, Kenneth D. Hendrickson, 69 of Port Orchard, was transported by aid car to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton.
The driver of the Chevy S-10, Mathew A. Stewart, 29 of Grapeview, was not injured.
The driver of the Subaru Forester, Beverly J. Pittman, 74 of Allyn, was not injured.
A two-year-old girl in the S-10 was not injured.
A passenger in the Forester, Donna L. Sowers, 80 of Allyn, was not injured.
Cause of the crash was Labeda-Sutton falling asleep. The investigation continues and charges are possible.