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Woman killed in car wreck Friday

An Idaho woman with a South Kitsap address was killed Friday evening when she apparently ran a stop sign and hit an oncoming car on Lake Flora Road, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department.

According to witnesses, the 55-year-old woman was driving a late-model, blue Ford Focus northbound on Glenwood Road and approaching a stop sign at a “T” intersection at Lake Flora Road shortly after 5:30 p.m. when she swerved into the left lane to drive around a car already stopped at the intersection.

Witnesses told investigators a 1995 gray-and-silver Ford Econoline van traveling westbound on Lake Flora Road was driving through the intersection and struck the Focus, pushing it sideways until the driver’s side slammed into a concrete retaining wall.

According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Scott Wilson, the driver of the Focus was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she later died.

Her name was not released pending notification of family.

The two 39-year-old occupants of the van, both from Port Orchard, suffered minor injuries.

All three involved in the collision were wearing their seatbelts.

The roadway was blocked to through traffic shortly after the collision,

with traffic detoured at Lider Road and Wildwood roads.

Deputies from the sheriff’s department are still investigating to determine whether the consumption of alcoholic intoxicants, the use of narcotics, a medical condition, excessive speed or inattention to driving were factors in the collision.

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