Van Strikes House on South Shore

A van struck a house on the South Shore of Hood Canal Wednesday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, the 2001 Chevrolet Cargo Van was eastbound on State Route 106 about 4 PM. At milepost 15, six miles west of Belfair, the driver over corrected in what was described as a minor curve. The van then crossed into the westbound lane, struck a fence and came to rest against a house.

The driver, Eric Craig Hansen, 47 of Belfair, was injured and transported to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton.

The Trooper’s report indicates drugs are alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash and Hansen faces Felony Driving Under the Influence charges.