Suquamish man killed in single-vehicle crash

Kitsap County Sheriff’s traffic deputies are investigating the death of the driver of a truck that crashed on the Port Madison Indian Reservation at 9 a.m. June 3. (Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office)

SUQUAMISH — Kitsap County Sheriff’s traffic deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 9 a.m. June 3 on the 19300 block of Columbia Street, between Brockton Avenue and Middle Street, on the Suquamish reservation.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s patrol deputies and traffic investigators, as well as a Suquamish Police patrol sergeant and emergency personnel from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, responded to the scene.

The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as Shamron Lee Tiry, 46, of Suquamish. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel, the sheriff’s office reported.

According to the sheriff’s office, a preliminary report indicates that Tiry was driving his Chevrolet pickup west on NE Columbia Street at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway to the right. “The truck continued its momentum and direction straight ahead, left the roadway and struck a tree head-on,” the sheriff’s office reported. “The force of the crash entrapped the driver inside the truck’s cab. NKFR crews used specialized hydraulic emergency equipment to extricate the driver.”

Weather conditions were dry, with overcast skies.

Sheriff’s traffic investigators do not believe alcohol impairment was a factor in the cause of the collision.

The county’s forensic pathologist will conduct an autopsy of the driver. The Kitsap County Coroner will make a determination as to cause and manner of death.

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