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Four injured in two-car crash

Investigators are awaiting the results of a blood-alcohol test of the driver of a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta that was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Feb. 16. - SKFR Photo
Investigators are awaiting the results of a blood-alcohol test of the driver of a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta that was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Feb. 16.
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Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office investigators are awaiting the result from a blood-alcohol test of a driver that was involved in a two-car collision in South Kitsap that sent four people to area hospitals and left an infant unharmed Sunday night.

Three people were taken to Tacoma General Hospital and one was transported to Harrison Medical Center.

Deputy Scott Wilson, KSCO spokesman, said the wreck was reported about 7 p.m. in the 2800 block of Jackson Avenue SE, just south of SE Marbeth Lane.

He said a 23-year-old Port Orchard woman, traveling with a 10-month-old infant girl in a car seat, was driving a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta sedan northbound on Jackson when it crossed the centerline into the southbound lane of travel, continued onto the roadway shoulder and then swerved back into the southbound lane.

The driver of a 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML 320 Sport Utility Vehicle, a 53-year-old male, attempted to avoid a collision by swerving to the left when the Jetta and the Mercedes collided, according to Wilson.

Wilson said the female driver was transported by a South Kitsap Fire and Rescue medic unit to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for further medical evaluation and treatment of injuries.

A search warrant (for blood draw) was issued and a blood draw sample was obtained from the driver for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. A family member picked up the infant, who was not injured, at the scene.

Wilson said it will take 2-3 weeks before his office gets results. Once results are known, then it will be determine if there is enough probable cause to present to the prosecutor to file charges.

“We know who she is and where she lives,” Wilson said.

The male driver and two female passengers — a 53-year-old female from Port Angeles and a 53-year-old South Kitsap woman — were taken by SKFR to Tacoma for medical evaluation and treatment of injuries.

A portion of Jackson Avenue SE affected by the collision was closed until approximately 11:30 p.m.

 

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