UPDATE: Crash victim identified

Former Central Kitsap football star DeAndre Sincere is recovering after a single-car collision in Silverdale.

DeAndre Sincere, a three-sport standout at Central Kitsap High School, was recovering Friday after his car hit a tree off of Provost Road in Silverdale Wednesday evening.

Sincere, 19, suffered a laceration on his left leg in the crash and a serious muscle tear in his calf. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Sincere was a decorated athlete at Central Kitsap, where he played basketball, football and ran track. A running back, he was one of few players to record a 1,000-yard rushing season during his senior year.

He said he has plans to play football at Pacific Lutheran University in the fall.

Police were called to the crash on Provost Road at Shelley Drive in Silverdale around 6:07 p.m., according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

A passerby noticed a downed tree blocking the roadway, saw a damaged Nissan Juke down an embankment and heard Sincere call for help, Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wilson reported.

Emergency units spent approximately 45 minutes, they said, trying to extricate Sincere from the vehicle, which was totaled. He was transported first to Harrison Medical Center before being airlifted to Harborview because of the severity of his injuries, Wilson said.

Police said the collision occurred when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Sincere said he lost control of the car.

Sincere expressed his gratitude during an interview Thursday.

“I want to thank God for letting me walk away from this with only a muscle tear,” he said. “It could have been worse.”

First responders were supportive, he said, and helped him stay calm during the extrication and medevac.

They “talked to me the entire time and really helped me.”

He also thanked two passersby who came to his aid by calling 911, and by calling his mother.

“They didn’t have to stop,” he said.

Gabe Stutman is a reporter with the Kitsap News Group. Follow him on Twitter @kitsapgabe.

More in News

Photo courtesy of Patty Pace
                                These students from Patty Pace’s second-grade class last year at South Colby Elementary gathered in a circle to exhibit the true meaning of kindness and how it spreads in an interconnected way.
Rocks, water and the ripples

Second-graders learn how kindness can spread like ripples in the water

Patience and style is the key for local leathercrafter

Main designer and creator Will Webb started Rainier Leather Company back in January

Kilmer queries first-responder agency leaders about mental health issues

Leadership says PTSD has become a ‘retirement disease’

Bremerton elementary school goes into lockdown after reports of burglary suspect nearby

47-year-old Roger Murdock has an outstanding warrant for second-degree burglary

City Council, mayor to scour for holiday spirit

The public is invited to ride along Dec. 16

Silverdale Rotary Turkey Trot set for Thanksgiving morning

Funds raised from event will support community activities, including Central Kitsap Food Bank

CKF&R receives Management Excellence Award

CKF&R won in category A, which is for departments with a budget over $4 million

Silverdale tree lighting kicks off Christmas season in Central Kitsap

Parents and their children came out Saturday evening to witness the arrival… Continue reading

Warren Ave. Bridge pedestrian improvements delayed by I-976

Local project is one of many statewide projects being postponed

Most Read