Two more fatalities on Kitsap’s roads occurred over the weekend. I am attaching a list that shows each of them on the link below.
Let this be a reminder: be safe on the roads. I think Kitsap County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Merrill summed it up best:
“Slow down, don’t drink and drive, and make sure you always wear your seatbelt,” he said.
Jan. 31: Jack Pettis, 59, of Port Angeles died Feb. 2 from complications after a crash at the Highway 3 and 305 interchange in Poulsbo. The driver had lost control of the vehicle in which Pettis was riding.
Feb. 13: Lester R. Mollett, 51, died near the airport on Highway 3 after his car crossed the center line and hit a motorhome head-on. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.
April 15: Tanner Dunivent, 17, lost control of a car on Burley-Olalla Highway at Shady Glenn Avenue, crashed, and died the next day. Speed was believed to be a factor in the crash.
June 17: Merrie L. Stoeckmann, 84, was killed and her husband George was injured when the woman pulled out in front of a speeding 20-year-old driver at the intersection of Widme and Lincoln in Poulsbo.
July 19: Cindy Morrissey, 47, was riding a motorcycle on Highway 16 on the Highway 166 overpass when she came upon stopped traffic and had to lay down her bike. She was thrown into the air, and died later that day from her injuries. Speed was a factor in the accident.
Aug. 1: Albert Rios, 23, was entering Highway 3 from Highway 308 when he lost control, left the roadway and hit a tree. Speed was ruled a factor in the crash.
Aug. 5: Jason Cartmel, 35, crossed the centerline of Highway 3 at Equestrian Drive and hit another car. He died at the scene. Alcohol was ruled a factor.
Aug. 8: Elizabeth Morrison, 78, left the roadway on NE Jefferson Point Road near Newellhurst Circle NE and hit several mail and newspaper boxes, eventually coming to a stop in a drainage ditch. She died at the scene.
Aug. 21: Anthony Garecht, 21, and Hope Graham, 21, were driving on Kingsway and failed to make a curve to the left onto Lake Tahuyeh Lake Road. Graham, the passenger, died at the scene and Garecht died at the hospital Aug. 23. Speed was ruled a factor in the crash.
Sept. 5: Marjorie Acker, 50, was killed after her car crossed the centerline of Highway 3 at Thompson Road and hit a semi-truck head-on. Three grandchildren in the car were also injured.
Sept 8: Christopher A. Gotz, 40, is believed to have crashed near the intersection of Tulin and Arness roads in Indianola. It appeared he’d crashed a motorcycle, but his body wasn’t discovered until Sept. 17.
Oct. 18: Jason K. Rose, 23, and Andrew V. Otis, 27, died from injuries sustained when their car slammed into the back of a truck on Bond Road near Sawdust Hill Road. Rose died Oct. 19, and Otis died Oct. 20. The accident is still being investigated.
Oct 21: Vanessa Taylor, 21, was killed when the driver of the car she was riding in went off the road, rolled, and hit a power pole on Seabeck Highway near Camp Wesley Harris. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.
Oct. 27: Travor Olson, 23, of North Kitsap, was killed and a woman injured when a small pickup truck in which they were traveling just east of Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor left the road and landed on its top in a field. The accident occurred near the intersection of Sherman Hill Road and Dewdrop Lane.
Oct. 29: Larry McMullen, 47, of Bainbridge Island was killed at about 3 a.m. on Grand Avenue, just north of Yeomalt Point Drive, when his 1988 Porsche 928 failed to negotiate a turn and his car hit two large trees. McMullen wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, and alcohol and speed were ruled factors in the crash.