A woman was arrested Friday evening after a fatal crash on Center Road in Port Townsend, according to authorities.
Allysia G. Bishop, 27, of Chimacum, suffered minor injuries in the wreck, which occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday, according to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. Her passenger, however, was pronounced dead at the scene, car accident reports stated.
Deputies said Bishop was driving north on Center Road at about 6 p.m. Friday when she lost control of her vehicle as she approached a curve. The vehicle left the roadway and crashed, according to car accident reports.
Bishop’s passenger, Steven J. Collier, 31, of Port Townsend, died as a result of the crash, authorities said.
Deputies wrote that Collier “was not breathing and sustained significant head trauma.”
“Responding medics were unable to revive the victim, who succumbed to his injuries on scene,” authorities wrote in a press release.
Bishop’s injuries were minor and she “showed signs of intoxication,” deputies reported. She was booked into the Jefferson County Jail, where she is being held on suspicion of vehicular homicide.
The press release described witness accounts of the moments leading up to the incident.
“Deputies interviewed witnesses who described seeing (Bishop’s) vehicle having passed them near the (Washington) 104 and Center Road interchange at an extreme high rate of speed,” authorities wrote in the press release.
The roadway was closed for about four hours while emergency responders worked on scene. The investigation is ongoing.
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