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Two dead, including Kingston woman, in separate car crashes in Kitsap County

November 10, 2012 · 5:15 AM
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KINGSTON -- Two people, including a Kingston woman, were killed in vehicle crashes in Kitsap County Thursday and Friday.

The Washington State Patrol reported that Kristina B. Blow, 52, of Kingston was pronounced dead Friday at 3:33 p.m. at Tacoma General Hospital, almost four hours after her 1991 Chevy Blazer crashed on State Highway 16 six miles east of Port Orchard.

According to State Patrol, Blow was driving east on State Highway 16 about 11:09 a.m. when her vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck several trees. She was not wearing a seatbelt, according to State Patrol. She was the only person in the vehicle. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

On Thursday, Rodney Dale Boustead, 73, of Seabeck was declared dead at the scene of a head-on collision in the Crosby area of Seabeck, near the Hood Canal. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue personnel tried to revive Boustead at the scene. He was identified by Kitsap County Coroner’s Office, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred on the 16000 block of Seabeck Holly Road NW, at the intersection with Peter Hagen Road NW, at 3:38 p.m. Thursday.

Preliminary investigation indicated that Boustead was driving a 1986 Subaru Brat pickup truck southbound on Seabeck Holly Road approaching the intersection with Peter Hagen Road. He initiated a left turn onto Peter Hagen Road in front of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup truck, which was headed northbound on Seabeck Holly Road, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

The two trucks collided in the northbound lane of travel. The force of the collision caused the Subaru to travel approximately 90 feet north and rotate 180 degrees, coming to a stop on the roadway shoulder of the southbound lane of travel, at the intersection of Seabeck Holly Road and Christopher Road NW, according to the Sheriff’s Office report.

The Chevy truck came to a stop a short distance further to the north, also in the southbound lane of travel.

The drivers of both vehicles were not wearing seatbelts, according to the Sheriff’s Office report. Other aspects of the collision remain under investigation, according to the report.

The driver of the Chevy truck, an 18-year-old man from Seabeck, was treated at the scene by CKF&R medics and released. There were no other occupants of either vehicle.

The collision is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. Persons who may have witnessed this collision are asked to contact Deputy Dave Green, sheriff’s traffic unit, at (360) 337-4634.

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