One dead, one arrested after Pioneer Way crash

Collision occurred as two North Kitsap residents attempted to pull a pickup out of a ditch

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Friday night in North Kitsap that left one person dead and another charged with vehicular homicide.

On Friday at approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies responded to an incident that occurred on the 24900 block of Pioneer Way, between Seahorse Way and NW Parma Flats Way, just north of Poulsbo.

The accident involved a 1987 Ford pickup, a 1968 Ford pickup and a 1998 Chevy sedan.

A preliminary report from KSCO indicates that that the driver of the ‘87 Ford, a 61-year-old male, failed to negotiate a turn into a private driveway and drove into a drainage ditch on the northbound side of the road, with the bed of the truck protruding into the northbound lane. The driver went to his nearby residence and retrieved the 68’ Ford and asked a friend, Kelly Hogan, for help.

The two returned to the roadway and were in the process of using the ‘68 Ford to pull the ‘87 Ford out of the ditch, causing both vehicles to block the northbound lane. The 61-year old male was in the ‘68 while Hogan, 46, was standing outside of the ‘87 near the driver’s door.

A sedan driven by Dean Ernest Ray, 55, approached the scene from the south heading northbound and collided with the bed of the 87’ Ford, causing it to rotate and strike Hogan, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

KCSO investigated Ray for driving under the influence of alcohol. Enlisting a search warrant, KCSO was able to obtain a blood sample from Ray, the results of which are pending. Ray was subsequently arrested and booked into Kitsap County Jail for vehicular homicide with his bail set at $100,000.

Pioneer Way was closed to thru traffic for three hours while an investigation was underway.

Those who may have witnessed this incident are asked to contact KCSO traffic investigator Deputy Rob Corn at 359-337-4634.

More in News

q
Initial unemployment claims fall after spike the previous week

Initial unemployment claims came back to Earth Oct. 11-17 after a spike… Continue reading

Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District
Health District confirms 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 44.5

a
Two South Kitsap felony suspects on the run

Duo is wanted for second-degree assault

Free flu vaccine for uninsured adults at selected pharmacies

Albertsons, Safeway join with state to provide vital vaccine

a
Mobile COVID-19 drive-through center opening Monday in Bremerton

Kitsap Public Health District says other mobile sites planned elsewhere in the county

a
Farmers to Families food boxes available Oct. 28

First-come, first-served supplies provided through SKSD department

Shops in Downtown Poulsbo are gearing up for Halloween with spooky decorations and seasonal wear.
Poulsbo Halloween Hunt takes place of traditional trick or treating

While Poulsbo has had to cancel its traditional Halloween celebration due to… Continue reading

.
Some going to school, but there’s no room for all

In a presentation to the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, North Kitsap School… Continue reading

Those without insurance went to the far tent hosted by Kitsap Health District.
Drive-through gives Poulsbo a shot in the arm

Cars lined up along both Third and Moe streets for their occupants… Continue reading

Most Read