Deputy Among Three Injured in Union Crash

A Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy was one of three people injured in a crash in Union Saturday night.

The State Patrol reports a 2007 Pontiac Vibe was northbound on East McReavy Road about 10:20 PM. As the Pontiac approached East Arellem Road, a deputy in a fully marked Mason County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle (a 2014 Ford Explorer which was northbound behind the Pontiac) with emergency equipment activated attempted to stop the car. In an alleged attempt to elude the deputy, the Vibe crested the hill at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Pontiac lost control and the car left the roadway traveling over the southbound lane and shoulder. The Vibe then went up an embankment, rolled several times and came to rest in the roadway. The Deputy’s SUV then sideswiped the Pontiac and continued northbound, according to the State Patrol’s press memo. The deputy was able to returned to the scene and assess the injuries to the two people in the Pontiac. Both occupants were seriously injured and were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

McReavy Road was closed between East Dalby Road and East Manzanita Drive for eight and a half hours.

The driver of the car has been identified as Brianna L. Callahan, 21 of Belfair. The passenger was Justin D. Crasper, 32 of Port Orchard. And again, both were airlifted to Harborview Medial Center in Seattle.

The deputy, Melissa F. Wood, 41 of Shelton, was transported to Mason General Hospital, treated and released.

The State Patrol is investigating.

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