Investigation continues into South Kitsap fatality crash

The investigation continues on the cause of a single-vehicle crash on Nov. 27 that killed a South Kitsap man.

According to Deputy Scott Wilson, KCSO spokesman, the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office is awaiting the results of a toxicology report to determine if alcohol or drugs caused of the crash.

Kyle P. Stemmer, 31, of Olalla, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in the 11000 block of Olalla Valley Road SE.

Local law enforcement, along with an engine and medic units from South Kitsap Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.

Wilson said a report indicates that Stemmer was driving a 2007 Mazda sedan southbound on Olalla Valley Road at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve to the right, which was posted with a 35 mph speed-limit sign.

The vehicle crossed the centerline into the northbound lane where it left the roadway and continued into a deep drainage ditch off of the east side of the road. The Mazda struck a tree and utility pole before it stopped. The driver was wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

Wilson said several witnesses reported the vehicle as moving extremely fast prior to the crash.

Anyone who may have information about this crash is asked to contact Deputy Andrew Aman at 360-337-4634.


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