A suspected drunk driver is blamed for a crash that injured four people – two of them critically – in Bremerton, Washington.
The crash, which closed a major roadway in Bremerton for hours, happened at about 12:30 a.m.
Officers and medics reported to the scene, which was just south of the Warren Avenue Bridge near the intersection with 16th Street.
One of the vehicles, a Pontiac, held two people who had sustained serious injuries. The driver was taken to a hospital in Tacoma. The passenger was airlifted to another hospital in Seattle.
The driver responsible for the accident was in a Chrysler. That driver sustained minor injuries in the accident. The passenger in his vehicle suffered possible broken bones and was taken to a hospital in Bremerton.
Early investigation indicates that the driver of the Chrysler, an unnamed 31-year-old man from Bremerton, was speeding south on the Warren Avenue Bridge. He lost control and crashed into the rear end of the Pontiac. The impact sent both cars careening across the highway.
Bremerton Police Sgt. Ryan Hefferman said that speed and alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash.
Warren Avenue, which is a major thoroughfare in Bremerton, closed for more than seven hours as authorities investigated. It was not reopened until around 8 a.m.
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