Port Orchard Woman Killed in CK Car Crash

Crime and Justice reporter Josh Farley reported this morning on a car crash that took the life of Jessica Z. Torres, 34, of Port Orchard. Anyone who knew Ms. Torres is invited to contact Josh at jfarley@kitsapsun.com.

CENTRAL KITSAP

A Port Orchard woman was killed late Monday afternoon when her car was struck by a man believed by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office to have been under the influence of intoxicants, according to deputies’ reports of the incident.

Jessica Z. Torres, 34, was driving south on the 22600 block of Clear Creek Road NW at about 5:35 p.m. when her 2000 Mazda collided with a 2001 Volkswagen Passat driven by a 32-year-old Poulsbo man.

Torres, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson said.

The 32-year-old man was traveling at a high rate of speed and apparently lost control. His car turned sideways, crossed the center line and was struck by the Mazda, Wilson said.

Deputies have a “strong suspicion” that the 32-year-old was under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both. He was treated for minor injuries at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton before being booked into the Kitsap County jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide.

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