• 1 dead in three-vehicle crash in Kitsap County

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    A 46-year-old man is dead after a three-vehicle crash Friday night in Kitsap County.

    The crash happened before 9 p.m. in the 24900 block of Pioneer Way Northwest, between Northwest Seahorse Way and Northwest Parma Flats Way.

    The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office said the driver of a 1998 Chevrolet sedan headed north hit the bed of a 1987 Ford pickup stuck in a drainage ditch, causing it to strike a man who was helping to remove the truck.  

    According to a report from deputies, the driver of the 1987 truck failed to negotiate a turn and got stuck, leaving the bed of the truck to stick out in the lane.

    The driver went to retrieve a second truck, a 1968 Ford pickup, and also asked for a friend's help.

    When the two men returned to the sight of the drainage ditch, they were using the older pickup to try to remove the stuck truck, deputies said.

    The car, which was going northbound, hit the bed of the truck, which knocked the man standing outside onto the side of the road, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Authorities said the driver of the sedan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and was booked into the Kitsap County Jail.

    Pioneer Way was closed for more than three hours while authorities investigated.

    The county coroner will determine the victim's cause and manner of death.

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