South Kitsap morning walker struck, killed by hit-and-run driver

A 61-year-old South Kitsap man was killed.

Investigators believe this white vehicle, whose image was captured on surveillance video, was involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident in South Kitsap. They are asking anyone who has seen the sedan to contact the Sheriff’s Office. (Courtesy Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators believe this white vehicle, whose image was captured on surveillance video, was involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident in South Kitsap. They are asking anyone who has seen the sedan to contact the Sheriff’s Office. (Courtesy Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office)

SOUTH KITSAP — A northbound vehicle — possibly a Chevrolet Cruze or similar make — struck and killed a 61-year-old South Kitsap man who was walking off of Sidney Road on Saturday morning, July 14.

Just before 7 a.m., the suspect’s later-model 2012-2015 white car hit the man, Michael D. Keaton, as he appeared to have been walking southbound on the northbound shoulder of Sidney before he was struck. Deputies and investigators from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s traffic investigation unit reported the victim had been a safe distance from traffic, walked against traffic and was wearing a bright colored shirt and reflective vest.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the accident, the area of Sidney and Matrix Loop in South Kitsap, they found the victim lying on the side of the road. He was pronounced dead by authorities.

Deputies located surveillance video showing the suspect vehicle traveling northbound on Sidney at 6:51 a.m. Video footage also confirmed the vehicle is a four-door sedan with five spoke rims.

Sidney from Lakeway Boulevard and the Port Orchard Airport was closed for approximately seven hours so that law enforcement could conduct the investigation.

No suspect or suspects have yet been identified, Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wilson said. Anyone with information about the collision or location of the suspect vehicle is asked to contact Deputy Rob Corn at 360-337-4634 or RCorn@co.kitsap.wa.us. Callers may remain anonymous.

More in News

.
Locals weigh in on county’s new homeless facility on Mile Hill Drive

Kitsap County officials say that facility residents will be counseled and accounted for

NKF&R firefighters Michael Foreman, left, and Harry Hause extinguish stubborn hot spots after a Tuesday afternoon trailer fire in Suquamish. Courtesy Photo
Suquamish man loses possessions in trailer fire

A damaged cord is thought to have sparked a travel trailer fire… Continue reading

.
Port Orchard Police Department achieves accreditation status

Port Orchard agency joins other Kitsap law enforcement organizations in becoming accredited

.
It’s downright despicable

Two miniature Christmas trees on Bay Street stolen from their planters

.
Festival of Chimes and Lights to wipe away the winter’s gloom

Drive along Bay Street to see the twinkle of downtown Port Orchard

.
SKSD is accepting referrals for Highly Capable Program

Referrals will be accepted from Dec. 3 through Jan. 21

.
115 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap over long Holiday weekend

Over last week, case rate per 100,000 has dropped to 83

.
When families in need are among you

Sedgwick Middle School students gather food so everyone can eat at Thanksgiving

Most Read