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Man pleads guilty in park ranger vehicular homicide

PORT ORCHARD — The man charged with causing the death of Kitsap Memorial State Park ranger Ed Johanson in February was sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Charles Sherman, 35 of Silverdale, was charged with vehicular homicide under the influence. He pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 41 months and $1,000 restitution.

According to toxicology results, Sherman tested positive for marijuana and methamphetamine at the time of the collision.

According to the report, Sherman was driving eastbound on Holly Road about 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Johanson was off-duty and driving home to Seabeck, about three miles from his home. Sherman allegedly crossed the centerline and hit Johanson’s car, which was heading westbound. Sherman was transported to Harrison Medical Center with facial injuries; Johanson died at the scene.

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