An Olympia woman was injured Sunday when her motorcycle struck a cable barrier on U.S. Highway 101 near Kennedy Creek. A State Patrol report says the 2007 Harley Davidson FLSTC motorcycle was southbound on 101 about 5 PM. At milepost 356, the bike left the roadway to the left and struck the cable barrier.
A 74-year-old Bremerton woman was seriously injured after her car rolled over on Highway 3 south of Pickering Road Thursday evening. The State Patrol reports the 2014 Subaru Legacy was southbound on SR-3 about 6:15 PM. At milepost 10.5 (which is between Pickering Road and the Pioneer Substation), the sedan left the roadway to the right and struck an embankment causing the car to flip end over end. The Subaru landed on its wheels on the southbound shoulder.
A propane tanker truck spilled fuel while being pulled from a ditch on U.S. Highway 101 near Beacon Point Drive Tuesday morning. The State Patrol says the tanker was southbound on 101 about 4 AM. At milepost 316 (about two miles south of the Jefferson County Line), the driver over corrected on a turn and the truck traveled approximately 150 feet before coming to rest in the southbound ditch. While the truck was being pulled out of the ditch by a tow truck, its passenger side fuel tank ruptured, spilling 50 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel. The State Department of Ecology responded to contain the spill.
A Seattle woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 Saturday night near Hamma Hamma. The State Patrol reports a 2010 Volkswagen Golf was northbound on 101 about 10 PM. Near milepost 321 (which is between Jorsted Creek and Hamma Hamma River), the VW crossed the center line, left the roadway and entered the southbound ditch. The Golf then struck a dirt embankment and rolled at least once, landing on it’s top in the northbound lane.
One person died and three others were injured – one seriously – in a head-on collision on Highway 3 about a mile north of Bayshore Monday around 8:30 AM. The State Patrol has yet to release an official report on the collision. However, there have been reports that say a 58-year-old Tahuya man died at the scene of the crash and identify the deceased driver as Mark Billings. Initial reports say three trucks were involved with Billings’ vehicle striking the rear of one truck, then crossing the center line and colliding head-on with another truck. One of the trucks ended up off the highway and down an embankment. State Route 3 was blocked for over six hours.
The State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle collision on Highway 302 Monday night that sent a Belfair motorcyclist to Seattle hospital. About 8:30 PM, a 2017 Harley Davidson was westbound on SR-302 and a 2012 Volkswagen Touareg was eastbound. At milepost 8 (near Wright Bliss), the Harley attempted to pass a westbound vehicle in a curve. When the motorcycle attempted to re-enter the westbound lane, it struck the VW in the eastbound lane. Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lane which was blocked for three hours.
An Olympia woman was injured Sunday when the Suburban she was in rolled over on U.S. Highway 101 south of Potltach State Park. A State Patrol press memo says the 1995 Chevrolet Suburban was southbound on 101 about 5:20 PM. At milepost 336, which is 12 miles north of Shelton and about a mile south of Potlatch State Park, the Chevy traveled off the southbound shoulder, entered the ditch and rolled onto its top.
A Belfair woman has died ten days after the SUV she was driving ran off Highway 16. On April 6, 2017, 39-year-old Celiece M. Bothwell was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango eastbound on SR-16. Just before 5 AM at milepost 19, the SUV left the roadway to the right and struck a tree. Bothwell was transported by aid car to Tacoma General Hospital. The State Patrol reports that Bothwell died at 12:45 PM Sunday.
A Belfair woman was injured when the SUV she was driving left Highway 16 and hit a tree Thursday morning. The State Patrol reports that a 2000 Dodge Durango was eastbound on SR-16 just before 5 AM. At milepost 19, which is near the weigh station about six miles east of Port Orchard, a press memo says, “For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck a tree.”
A Shelton woman was involved in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 304 in Bremerton Tuesday morning. According to the State Patrol, the crash occurred near the intersection of Charlestons Boulevard (SR-304) and Charleston Beach Road West. (This location is northeast of Highway 3 and southwest of the Naval Ship Yard.) A 1998 Toyota Corolla, a 2008 Toyota Matrix and a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser were eastbound in lane two about 6:45 AM. The Corolla and Matrix stopped for traffic. The PT Cruiser struck the Matrix, pushing it into the Corolla.