Poulsbo woman charged with vehicular homicide

A 50-year-old Bremerton woman was killed in a head-on collision New Year’s Eve on Highway 305 in Poulsbo near the Johnson Way intersection.

A 36-year-old Poulsbo woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI and later booked into the Kitsap County Jail, charged with vehicular homicide, State Patrol trooper Katherine Weathermax said.

Per a WSP memo, she was headed south on 305 in a Cadillac Escalade before crossing into oncoming traffic. Jennifer Winchester, 50, of Bremerton, who was driving a Toyota Prius, died.

The Poulsbo woman was taken to St. Michael Medical Center for injuries and then booked into jail, according to the WSP memo.

The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Highway 305 was closed for multiple hours as investigators handled the scene.

WSP requests any witnesses to contact detective Krista Hedstrom at 360-731-1108 or email krista.hedstrom@wsp.wa.gov.