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Two killed in 101 crash

A horrific crash on U.S. Highway 101 at the intersection of Lynch Road 6 miles south of Shelton killed two Kitsap County residents and injured a Washington State Patrol trooper.

Charles Ferree, 72, and Deolia Blandford, 49, both of Ollala, died at the scene of the accident when their vehicle collided with a southbound WSP patrol vehicle en route to an emergency April 6, according a WSP news release.

The patrol vehicle was traveling south on U.S. 101 and had activated lights and siren at the time of the collision, Mason County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Matt Colbenson told the Journal.

The trooper, who was not identified by the Journal’s press time, was not seriously injured, but transported to a local hospital as a precaution, according to the release.

MCSO is leading the investigation, according to the WSP.

Traffic on northbound U.S. 101 was reduced to one lane and southbound traffic was diverted to the west side of Lynch Road., exiting by Little Creek Casino, for several hours Saturday.

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June Williams, Reporter

Shelton-Mason County Journal & Belfair Herald

 

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