1 dead, driver allegedly intoxicated in single-car crash

A single-vehicle accident in South Kitsap June 7 has left one person dead and another hospitalized after law enforcement said the driver allegedly operated while intoxicated.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said the accident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of East Collins Road and Woods Road East in unincorporated Port Orchard.

Officials say the vehicle was driven into a tree, and a passenger died at the scene. The suspected driver has not yet been booked and is receiving medical treatment in Tacoma, public information officer Kevin McCarty said.

The case is being treated as a vehicular homicide, the second such case to originate from the Port Orchard area in the past three months. Two died in a high-speed collision March 5, and the driver in that incident is also suspected of having driven under the influence.