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Woman injured in rollover crash on State Route 104
KINGSTON — A dog died and its owner, a Kingston woman, was taken to the hospital following a collision in the s-curves just east of Ritter Lane on State Route 104. The crash closed the roadway for over an hour Sunday afternoon.
North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to the incident at 12:26 p.m. on Sunday.
Arriving, they found a late-model Hyundai Sonata with a newer Chevy Malibu upside down and atop the Sonata in the eastbound lane of SR 104. The Malibu's occupant was trapped inside. The dog was on the side of the roadway; it is unknown whether it was ejected during the crash or crawled out afterward. Once firefighters stabilized the vehicles using special struts, they were able to quickly extricate the woman from the car for transport by paramedic unit to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton.
The other vehicles' occupants declined medical aid.
According to the Washington State Patrol, there were four vehicles involved. Vehicles one and two were westbound, and three and four were eastbound. Vehicle two stopped to make a left turn into a driveway. Vehicle one rear-ended vehicle two, swerved to the left, struck vehicle three on the driver side, rolled and landed on vehicle four. Vehicle one came to a rest on it's top.
The State Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash. Regular traffic flow resumed on the highway shortly before 2 p.m.