A 28-year-old woman was arrested after a crash in Silverdale that left another woman dead.
Sheriff's patrol deputies and State Patrol Troopers had responded to the 3300 block of NW Byron Street, in Old Town Silverdale, around 1 a.m., for a 911 dispatch of a domestic violence incident that had allegedly occurred inside a local night spot.
A Lincoln MKS was found stopped in close proximity to the nightclub. A person seen standing around the vehicle matched a description of one of those involved in the domestic incident. Sheriff's deputies briefly detained a male for further investigation.
When deputies and troopers attempted to talk with a 28 year-old female, seated inside the Lincoln, she refused to cooperate, moved from the passenger seat to the driver's seat and suddenly accelerated away from the scene, nearly striking pedestrians in the vicinity.
The Lincoln fled westbound on Byron Street, then turned right onto Silverdale Way and continued northbound at an extreme rate of speed. The suspect driver ran a red light at the Bucklin Hill Road intersection.
A Nissan Versa was traveling eastbound on Bucklin Hill Road and entered the intersection on a green light.
The Lincoln struck the Nissan at the front passenger door. The force of the collision caused the Nissan to rotate several times and finally stop about 100 yards further north, leaving a field of debris strewn behind it.
The Lincoln crashed into a steel street light pole at the northeast corner of the intersection, shearing the pole at the base. The vehicle finally came to a stop up against a traffic control island at the intersection.
A 40-year-old woman, a passenger in the Nissan, died at the scene. She was identified as Lroi Lynn Johnson of Bremerton. The driver, a 40-year-old man from Matlock, was taken to a Tacoma hospital with serious injuries.
The 28-year-old woman had minor injuries. She was arrested for possession of cocaine and was booked on an outstanding, no bail, felony warrant of arrest out of California for parole violation (burglary).
Police believe alcohol or drugs may have contributed to the crash.
Anyone with information about this crash are asked to contact Deputy Andrew Aman, Kitsap County Sheriff's traffic unit, at (360) 337-4634.