SK man among crash fatalities
June 12, 2008 · Updated 11:33 AM
A South Kitsap man and Bremerton woman were killed Wednesday night when their vehicle was struck by another car whose driver ran a stop sign on Bethel Road, according to the Kitsap County Sheriffs Department.
Investigators said Sylvia Marie Adams, 23, was driving south on Bethel near SE Cedar Road when her maroon 1991 Honda Civic was struck by a blue 1990 Toyota Corolla traveling westbound on Cedar and driven by a 19-year-old South Kitsap man.
After it was hit, Adams Honda then slammed into the Arrow Lumber and Hardware building nearby, trapping her inside and severely injuring her two passengers.
One of them, 25-year-old South Kitsap resident Jeremiah David Enderud, was seated directly behind her and died at the scene.
Fire District 7 spokesman Larry Creekmore said emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to extricate Adams from the vehicle, then airlifted her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle along with one of her passengers, a 31-year-old Bremerton resident.
Severely injured, he was last reported to be in critical condition, according to the sheriffs department.
The name of the surviving passenger was not released. Adams died at the hospital.
The driver of the Toyota, whose name was also not released, was also airlifted to Harborview with serious injuries.
His two passengers, an 18-year-old man and 16-year-old girl, both from South Kitsap, were transported to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton for treatment of less serious injuries.
The 16-year-old was treated and released.
Creekmore said the initial call came in at 11:11 p.m., and seven emergency vehicles responded to the scene.
According to the sheriffs department, all six victims of the crash were wearing their seatbelts, and investigators are still trying to determine if other factors such as excessive speed, alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.