3 Bremerton teens die in one car rollover crash

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SEABECK, Wash. — Three teens were killed on Sunday morning after a rollover crash on a Kitsap County road.

A fourth teen, the driver, was arrested after being treated for minor injuries.

Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said that the crash was discovered around 3:15 a.m. on Seabeck-Holly Road NW, about a mile south of Seabeck in western Kitsap County. Deputies found the car, a 1996 Toyota Corolla, on its top in a drainage ditch alongside the road.

The three passengers in the car died at the scene, according to Wilson.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says the teens had been at a party together before the crash. The deceased were identified as 18-year-old Luther Stoudermire, 16-year-old Kassidy Miranda Clark and 14-year-old Jenna M. Farley.  All three were from Bremerton.

“Just kind of set in.  I was really shocked because one minute we’re all just hanging out, we’re having fun, being dumb and just one wrong decision. It’s surreal, you know; you think you’re invincible and you can drive so fast but then you get off the road and then reality sets in,” friend Neal Lightle said.

A fourth teen, the 17-year-old driver, was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for treatment. After he was released, he was arrested and taken to the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Facility in Port Orchard. Wilson said the teen was booked on three counts of vehicular homicide.

“We suspect there is the possibility of impairment so a warrant was obtained  and blood was drawn  from the driver but that will be some weeks before the results are known. Has to go to the State patrol Crime Lab.”

Investigators are also trying to determine if speed was a factor in the crash.

The road was closed for hours as the investigation was taking place. Seabeck-Holly Road has been reopened, Wilson said.

Wilson said that anyone who may have witnessed the crash or might have more information is being asked to contact Deputy Andrew Aman at 360-337-4634.

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  • S. Burrows

    How sad!! Regardless of the the things that will be said about curfews, driving age etc. that fact remains that 4 families have been changed forever. 3 families have lost a child. One survived, but has to live with what happened they rest of his life. Facts we still need to learn, were there drugs/booze involved? Did another car force them off the road? were they wearing seat belts?

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