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Memorial signs installed at wreck site
Two roadside memorial signs were installed March 12 on Baby Doll Road at the site where two teenage girls — including one from South Kitsap — were killed in a Dec. 16 car accident.
The signs were in memory of Rebekah Barrett and Shanaia Bennett who were killed December 16 in an alleged street race with Rebekah's boyfriend, said Marsha Masters, Kitsap County Traffic Safety-Target Zero manager.
Barrett, 18, of South Kitsap, and Bennett, 17, of Gig Harbor, died after the Toyota Camry that Barrett was driving skidded off the roadway and hit a tree. Another 17-year-old girl was injured in the crash.
Barrett was racing Barrett, 18, of South Kitsap, and Shanaia Rose Bennett, 17, of Gig Harbor, died after the Toyota Camry that Barrett was driving skidded off the road and slammed into a tree.
Barrett was racing with a 1997 Toyota pickup, driven by her boyfriend Robert A. Rundquist, 20, of South Kitsap, according a police report.
Rundquist was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide in Kitsap County Superior Court.
The Baby Doll Road was closed for about an hour for the memorial event.