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Published on September 8th, 2016 | by The Kitsap Scene


Woman Dies, Man Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Bremerton Bus Stop

A woman has died and a man is in critical condition after they were hit by a car while waiting at a bus stop in Bremerton.

Bremerton police officers were dispatched to Auto Center Way just north of Werner Road around noon today after receiving a report of a video crash, according to a press release.

The preliminary investigation indicates a Nissan Sentra driven by a 23-year-old Idaho man was traveling southbound when it lost control and drove onto the sidewalk, striking the bus stop where a man, 63, of Bremerton; and woman, 31, of Bremerton, were seated while waiting for a bus. Both were critically injured and initially taken to Harrison Hospital.

The man was later transported to Tacoma Hospital in critical condition, and the woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she later died, according to the release.

The driver of the Sentra, who is reportedly from Seabeck, was given field sobriety tests. He admitted to using methamphetamine and marijuana, according to the release. He reportedly showed signs of impairment and has been arrested on charges of felony vehicular assault and driving while impaired. He will reportedly be booked on vehicular homicide charges as well.

Auto Center Way north of Werner Road is closed for a reconstruction of the scene, the release states.

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