A 57-year-old Shelton man died in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 16 near Gig Harbor Tuesday night. The State Patrol says Melvin H. Hubbard was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 westbound on SR-16 about 8:30 PM. At 24th Street Northwest, the truck left the roadway to the right, went down an embankment and came to rest in a storm drain pond. The Olympia Newspaper reports Hubbard died at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
A 57-year-old Montesano man died Monday morning after his car struck a tree along State Route 108, seven miles east of McCleary. The State Patrol reports the 1988 Toyota Supra was westbound on SR-108 just before 8 AM. Near milepost 7, the car crossed the centerline and eastbound lane, left the roadway and struck a large tree.
A 52-year-old Bremerton man died Tuesday evening after collapsing and being struck by a car on Highway 3 about three miles south of Bremerton. The State Patrol says the man, Leroy A. Hunter, was standing in the roadway after being involved in a two-car non-injury collision about 5:15 PM. A press memo explains that Hunter collapsed for unknown reasons and was struck by a southbound 2014 Chrysler 300. Hunter was pronounced deceased at the scene near Division Avenue. State Route 3 was blocked for nearly two and a half hours.
A 22-year-old Belfair man was struck by a car on State Route 3 in Allyn Saturday afternoon. The State Patrol reports the incident occurred just before 4 PM at milepost 21 where the pedestrian attempted to cross the highway from east to west. Troopers are still investigating but a press memo says the man “collided with the vehicle” which was a southbound 2005 Toyota Camry.
A three-vehicle crash on Highway 3 at the Mason/Kitsap County Line injured two people from Belfair Tuesday afternoon. According to a State Patrol press memo, a 2010 Honda Fit and a 2000 Honda Odyssey Van were northbound on State Route 3 about 3 PM. The van was behind the car at “an unsafe distance.” At milepost 28, which is about a mile north of Belfair, the Fit slowed suddenly and the Odyssey struck it. The car then crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2015 Buick Encore SUV.
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 3 near Mason Lake Road Sunday evening. According to a State Patrol press memo, a 2007 Nissan Murano was northbound on SR-3 without its headlights on just before 8 PM. At milepost 7, the Nissan crossed into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a southbound 2010 Dodge Caravan. The collision closed State Route 3 for 90 minutes.
A 30-year-old Belfair man could face charges in a fatal two-car collision in Grays Harbor County Saturday night. A State Patrol press memo says a 1998 BMW 540 was northbound on State Route 109 about 9:30 PM. About three and a half miles northwest of Hoquim (at mile post 3.5), the BMW pass another northbound vehicle and struck a southbound 2002 Dodge Neon in the southbound lane. The BMW left the road to the left and came to rest on its side. The Neon came to rest n the middle of the highway. State Route 109 was blocked for nearly six and a half hours.
A Seattle woman was injured in a single-car crash on Highway 106 near Happy Hollow Tuesday night. According to a State Patrol press memo, a 1992 Subaru station wagon was eastbound on SR-106 about 6:30 PM. At Happy Hollow (milepost 15.2), the car failed to negotiate a curve and struck the ditch. The Subaru continued traveling until it hit a power pole where it came to rest.