SK man to face vehicular homicide charges
June 12, 2008 · Updated 11:50 AM
A 20-year-old South Kitsap man who allegedly ran a stop sign before crashing into a car and killing the driver and one of her passengers is scheduled to be arraigned on two counts of vehicular homicide Monday, according to Kitsap County Superior Court documents.
Last month, the Kitsap County Prosecutors Office charged Brian Timothy Berry, 20, with two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault in the June 23 accident.
He was summoned to appear Nov. 15.
According to the incident report, Berry was driving a blue Toyota Corolla westbound on Cedar Road shortly after 11 p.m. and did not pause at the stop sign at Bethel Road, slamming into a maroon 1991 Honda Civic heading south on Bethel.
The Civic then plowed into the Arrow Lumber and Hardware building nearby, trapping Sylvia Marie Adams, 23, of Bremerton, and her two passengers inside. One of them, 25-year-old South Kitsap resident Jeremiah David Enderud, died at the scene.
Kitsap County Fire District 7 crews were able to extricate Adams and the second passenger, a severely injured Aaron Belair, 31, of Bremerton, from the vehicle and airlift them both to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Adams died later that night at the hospital.
Belair was the only one of the three in the Civic to survive the crash.
That night Berry 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.
According to the sheriffs department, all six victims of the crash were wearing their seatbelts.