Three people transported to hospital after collision on Route 16

Three people were transported to area hospitals Sunday morning after a three-car collision on Highway 16 near Sedgwick, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A 22-year-old man from Fife driving a 2003 Honda Accord was heading west on Hwy 16 at high speed near the Sedgwick exit just before 3.30am, according to a patrol memo from State. The man lost control of his vehicle and crossed the road, his vehicle eventually coming to a stop on the road.

Two vehicles hit the Accord: a 2015 Toyota Forerunner driven by a 58-year-old Port Orchard woman and a 2020 GMC pickup truck driven by a 73-year-old Tacoma man.

The Accord’s driver fled, but was eventually apprehended by law enforcement, according to the state patrol. He was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and is being investigated for driving under the influence and hit and run.

The Port Orchard woman was taken to St. Anthony Medical Center. A 70-year-old Tacoma woman, who was a passenger in the GMC van, was also taken to St. Anthony Medical Center. The driver of the van was not injured.

A westbound lane of Highway 16 was blocked for about three hours Sunday morning, according to the state patrol.

Kimberly Rubenstein is the local editor of Kitsap Sun. She can be reached at kimberly.rubenstein@kitsapsun.com or 360-792-5263. Support local news coverage by signing up for a digital subscription today.