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Services Tuesday for Port Orchard woman killed in Oregon car crash

Port Orchard Independent Editor
August 26, 2013 · 11:48 AM

Ashleigh Williams / Courtesy Photo

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Christian Life Center, for a Port Orchard woman who died from injuries sustained in a car accident last week in Oregon.

Ashleigh Camille Williams, 21, died Aug. 22 at the Oregon Health and Science University from injuries suffered in a Aug. 19 traffic crash along Interstate 84, east of Pendleton.

Oregon State Police reported Williams was driving a Nissan Maxima eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 211 about 10:44 a.m. when the crash occurred. Troopers reported the car drifted toward the center median and the driver lost control as she tried to move back toward the traffic lanes. The vehicle crashed into a guardrail before coming to rest in a ditch.

Williams, a 2010 graduate of South Kitsap High School, was transported by ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton and then transferred by air ambulance to the Portland hospital.

Her brother, Jared Williams, 18, was taken to St. Anthony Hospital with minor injuries. He graduated from SKHS in June.

OPS reported that driver fatigue is a possible contributing factor in the crash.

According to her Facebook page, she participated in the Running Start program at SKHS and obtained an associate’s degree from Olympic College the year she graduated. She was working at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA in Gig Harbor.

She graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in December 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in philosophy. She also attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Jared Williams was awarded the Provost’s Gold Scholarship, which provides $32,000 to $40,000 for eight semesters at Baylor.


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