WSP: Detectives to recommend vehicular homicide charges against wrong-way driver in fatal crash

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PORT ORCHARD — A wrong-way driver on an on-ramp to State Route 16 in Port Orchard hit and killed a motorcyclist Friday morning.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger received reports of a crash on westbound State Route 16 near Burley-Olalla Road in Port Orchard.

According to Winger, a 2013 Dodge Charger driven by a 39-year-old man made a U-Turn and drove the wrong way on an on-ramp to avoid traffic around 6:15 a.m. A 33-year-old driving a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle was traveling on the right shoulder, and struck the Dodge Charger head on.

The motorcyclist was killed in the crash. No one else was injured.

WSP said the cause of the crash was the wrong-way driver. He is expected to be charged with vehicular homicide, troopers said.

Troopers are still investigating the crash.

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  • Brandon D. Jones

    RIP Will…You were a great man and a great Soldier. Thoughts and prayers to your children, fiance, and Family.

      • Dar

        I hope no one in your family ever has an accident because it’s obvious you lack compassion. We drove by accident, saw the bike and knew it was a death. Gave me chills as I ride with my husband and know how many vehicles have no respect for motorcycles. Maybe he was wrong but a bike does not travel as well in stop and go traffic as a car. Investigation is still pending and we have seen several times news reports are going for sensationalism and not always factual. Well tonight we got a call to help family because it turned out we knew this person. Please think before you write . Thank you.

  • The safest driver in WA

    But the idiot was driving his motorcycle on the right shoulder, though. Who was at fault? 50-50! If you drove or rode like an idiot, this is something you could get. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! TRUTH HURTS, DOESN’T IT?

    • Tjblacken

      Mr safe driver:
      You make me puke. The dead driver has family. I’m sure you’re proud to have them read you peo brain drivel! Low life!

  • The Best Driver in WA. My driving record proves it.

    A shoulder-driving idiot got killed. A wrong way-driving idiot will face some charges. HEY, TWO GOOD NEWS IN ONE DAY! CARRY ON~

  • eric

    These posts are just sick. Straight Pisces of shit people on here. Someone is dead, someone I don’t know and I still feel for the family that lost there dad. The other is going to prison most likely and that family will be grieving as well. My thoughts and prayers go out to them both and the people affected by this.