Three injured in pickup crash near Port Townsend

Port Townsend, Wash. – An early Saturday pickup crash in west of Port Townsend in Jefferson County required three people to be sent to Seattle for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver of the pickup may face vehicular assault charges once he is released from a hospital, as troopers believe drugs or alcohol was a factor.

Washington State Patrol troopers were sent to the crash scene, on Highway 20 10 miles west of Port Townsend, after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. They arrived at the scene, near Eaglemount Road, to see the 2006 Chevrolet pickup on its side and three people injured. All three were airlifted from the crash scene to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Investigators learned that the truck had been traveling east on Highway 20 when it went out of control on a curve. The pickup left the highway, went over an embankment and crashed into a tree, ending up on its side.

The three who were injured are all from Port Townsend. WSP says that the two men, the driver and a passenger, were not wearing seat belts, but the female passenger was using a seat belt. WSP is recommending that the driver of the truck be charged with vehicular assault.

Anyone who may have seen the crash is asked to contact WSP at 360-473-0147.