Jogger, Wearing Reflective Vest And Carrying Flashlight Killed By Car
In Kitsap County
March 18, 2017
Intersection where the jogger was hit by the car. CLICK O NLARGE
(SILVERDALE, WA.) -- From all appearances the jogger in Kitsap County had taken the appropriate and necessary precautions to remain safe while out running under the cover of darkness in pre-dawn hours.
She was wearing a reflective vest and carrying a flashlight, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. They appeared to be of no consequence for she is no longer among the living.
The sheriff's office is investigating the death of the jogger that occurred Friday morning March 17 about 5:40 am at the intersection of NW Greaves Way and Old Frontier Road NW in Silverdale, Washington.
The sheriff's office described the location as a "T" intersection with several lanes of travel on Greaves Way at the collision site.
The victim, in that reflective vest and holding the flashlight started to cross Greaves Way from the south, toward Old Frontier Road, in a marked crosswalk on the east side of the intersection, said a statement from the sheriff's office.
A witness reported observing two vehicles approaching southbound on Greaves Way --
one in the right turn channel lane and a 1990 Chrysler New Yorker sedan following behind in the through lane, said the statement.
The Chrysler ran into the woman in the southbound "through lane" of travel. The woman, identified as Amy Marie Higgins, 50, from Central Kitsap died at the scene.
The driver of the Chrysler, a 24-year old East Bremerton man remained at the scene and was interviewed there by traffic investigators and released.
The sheriff's office says the driver voluntarily provided a blood draw sample. Results of
toxicology testing of the blood sample are pending.
No other persons or vehicles were involved. The county’s forensic pathologist will perform an autopsy on Monday and the coroner will make a determination as to cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Deputy Steve Martin, sheriff’s traffic unit, at 360-337-4634 and reference Kitsap County Sheriff’s case report K17-002607.