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PO man dies in car crash
A 67-year-old Port Orchard man was killed Sunday on State Route 16 when his car left the road and hit a tree, the Washington State Patrol reported.
According to the trooper investigating the scene, Michael R. Garietz was headed eastbound April 20 on SR-16 in a 1993 Ford Explorer around 4:30 p.m. when his car drifted off the right side of the road near Purdy and drove through heavy brush before eventually hitting a tree.
Garietz was transported to Tacoma General Hospital where he later died.
According to investigators, the cause of the crash is still unknown and under investigation.