Teen driver dies in fiery collision with concrete wall

South Kitsap one-vehicle accident at Glenwood Road SW and SW Lake Flora Road ruled a suicide.

SOUTH KITSAP — A fiery collision of a pickup truck into a concrete block wall at the intersection of Glenwood Road SW and SW Lake Flora Road June 11 claimed the life of a teenage female driver.

The driver was identified by the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office as a 16-year-old female from South Kitsap. She was determined to have died due to blunt force trauma to the head, neck and chest.

The coroner ruled the female, who was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, died as a result of suicide. The Independent generally does not identify underage victims of suicide.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Wilson reported the driver at about 2 p.m. drove southbound on Glenwood at “an extreme high rate of speed” and through the stop-sign-controlled intersection without stopping. The vehicle then proceeded to crash into the wall. About a half-minute later, the vehicle burst into flames.

Wilson said the high-intensity fire engulfed the truck, rendering the vehicle ‘s make and model unidentifiable to deputies.

Traffic at the intersection was halted due to South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s operations and the sheriff’s office investigation.

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