Fatal Crash in Gorst

A 55-year-old Port Hadlock man died Tuesday morning after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck in Gorst.

According to a press memo from the Washington Sate Patrol, the 2001 Kawasaki ZG1000 motorcycle was southbound on State Route 3 about 6:30 AM. At the intersection with Division Avenue in Gorst, the motorcycle struck the passenger side of a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that was turning onto Division Avenue from the left turn lane. Highway 3 was fully blocked for two and a half hours.

The rider of the Kawasaki, identified as Danny T. Hampton, 55 of Port Hadlock, died at the scene.
The driver of the pickup, Brandon R. McKenney, 37 of Belfair, was not injured.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. However, initial reports indicate that McKenney failed to yield.