Jefferson County man killed, Suquamish man injured in North Kitsap crash

SUQUAMISH — A Jefferson County man died and a Suquamish man remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a vehicle crash late Aug. 22, between Suquamish and Poulsbo.

According to a Kitsap County Sheriff's Office report, Wayne D. Stewart, 41, of Chimacum, was driving a Ford Windstar van southbound on Columbia Street with the Suquamish man, age 24.

The crash was reported at 9:38 p.m. Aug. 22 just sound of the intersection of Columbia Street and Lincoln Road. According to the report, the van left the roadway, crashed through a fence and struck a large tree. The passenger was ejected through the windshield, and Stewart, the driver, was partially ejected. Neither men were wearing a seatbelt.

Both men were sent by medic units to Raab Park, where they were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Stewart, identified by the King County Medical Examiner's Office, died at the hospital.

Excessive speed and alcohol are considered contributing factors in the crash. Persons with information about this crash should contact Deputy Andrew Aman, (360) 337-4634.


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