Driver pronounced dead after single-vehicle crash last week in Tracyton area

KSCO: vehicle crashed through a guardrail and continued down into a 20-foot ravine

  • Monday, June 17, 2019 3:19pm
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Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of the driver last week in the Tracyton area.

KCSO and Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue responded to Hansberry St. NW near the intersection with NE Vena St. on the early morning of June 12. The lone vehicle involved was a 1993 Chevrolet Astro. Rescue crews extricated the driver out of the van using emergency hydraulic equipment and transported him to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, where he was pronounced deceased by medical professionals, according to KCSO.

The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as Ean Shane Swanson, 35, of East Bremerton. Traffic investigators reported that the van was heading northbound in the 5400 block of Hansberry St. NW when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the right near the intersection with NE Vena St. The van then crossed into the oncoming lane and then left the roadway onto the shoulder of the southbound lane of travel, per a synopsis provided by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

The synopsis continues to state that once the van was on the shoulder, it crashed through a guardrail and continued down into a 20-foot ravine. Roadway evidence, damage to the guardrail, and the distance traveled after striking the guardrail are indicative of speed much greater than the posted 30 mph speed limit at the location.

Subsequent information obtained after the driver was pronounced deceased revealed a significant blood alcohol level, the synopsis states. The Kitsap County Coroner issued the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the torso.

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