Victims injured in 5-vehicle crash, DUI motorcyclist arrested, body identified, and more accidents reported

By | August 18, 2023



Three people were injured in a five-vehicle crash on Highway 3 near Poulsbo. The crash started with one vehicle getting rear-ended at a stoplight, causing a chain reaction. In another incident, a 39-year-old man was arrested for suspicion of DUI and reckless driving following a motorcycle crash in Poulsbo. The body found in the Jackson Park area of Bremerton has been identified as a 24-year-old man with an Indiana address. Shellfish harvesting has been closed at North Kitsap’s Liberty Bay due to high levels of biotoxin. Two more events in the series of Untold Stories are taking place at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Participants can donate school supplies and essential items for children in need through Operation Christmas Child. A former islander from Bainbridge Island got married in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wire Service reported

A photograph depicting a five-vehicle collision is shown. The incident occurred on August 10th at around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 3 at Pioneer Way near Poulsbo. The chain reaction crash began when one vehicle was rear-ended at a stoplight. A 43-year-old man from Blaine collided with a truck driven by Shelley Huntington, a 57-year-old from Sequim. This caused a cascade of collisions involving three other vehicles driven by Thomas Penny, Nancy Ludlow, and Jonathan Hill. Three individuals sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The Blaine man was transported to St. Michael’s Medical Center in Silverdale by aid car. Huntington was taken to Jefferson General Hospital in Port Townsend by family members, and Ludlow was also transported by family to St. Michael’s.

Another incident involved a 39-year-old man from Suquamish who was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, eluding police, and reckless driving following a motorcycle crash in Poulsbo on August 9th. The man was speeding on Highway 305 when a trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop. However, the motorcyclist continued onto Harrison Street, and the trooper ceased the pursuit. The man eventually crashed into a ditch on Fjord Drive, sustaining injuries despite wearing a helmet. He was taken to St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale.

The body discovered in the Jackson Park area of Bremerton on July 26th has been identified as Joshua Arquiza, a 24-year-old man from Indiana. The cause and manner of death are pending the return of toxicology and outside testing results.

Three additional accidents occurred recently. A 49-year-old man from Shelton is facing charges after crashing his motorcycle near the Bremerton airport on August 11th. He was traveling southbound on Highway 3 near the airport roundabout at an excessive speed, causing him to crash into the brush and eject both occupants. He was taken to St. Michael’s Medical Center in Silverdale, and he is facing charges of driving under the influence and vehicular assault. A 23-year-old passenger was also injured and transported to St. Michael’s.

In another accident on the same day, a 43-year-old woman from Silverdale is facing vehicular assault charges after attempting to pass a motorcycle on Highway 3. The motorcyclist, identified as Darrell Beyale from Port Orchard, was struck by the woman’s vehicle and sustained injuries. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Furthermore, Brian Wright, a 50-year-old man from Bremerton, was injured when his car rolled off an onramp onto Highway 3. He was transported to St. Michael’s Medical Center in Silverdale on August 10th.

Shellfish harvesting has been prohibited in Liberty Bay in North Kitsap due to high levels of biotoxin known as diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. Tests conducted on August 7th revealed toxin concentrations exceeding the safety threshold of 16 micrograms per 100 grams of shellfish tissue. Warning signs have been placed at public beaches to notify people about the closure. The Kitsap Public Health District will monitor the toxin levels weekly until they return to safe levels. Symptoms of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Two upcoming events, part of the Untold Stories series at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, are Jurors’ Table on August 22nd and Artistic Freedom on August 25th. Both events start at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Jurors Elisheba Johnson and Eileen Jimenez, who were involved in BIMA’s Spotlight, will discuss the art jury process and their experiences reviewing over 3,400 submitted artworks. The second event will focus on artists Myron Curry and Javier “Spanky Loco” Silva, who found their path to becoming professional artists after incarceration. They initially turned to art as a form of expression and later as a means of empowerment.

As the school year approaches, individuals are taking advantage of back-to-school prices to gather school supplies for children in need worldwide. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, is collecting school supplies, personal care items, and toys to pack in shoeboxes. These shoeboxes will be delivered to children in over 100 countries. Donations can be made online, with options to donate $10 per shoebox gift through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label or to browse and select gifts matched to a child’s age and gender on the Samaritan’s Purse website.

Madeline Deidre Bloedel, originally from Bainbridge Island but raised in Queensland, Australia, recently married Thue Meller Gram-Hansen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Bloedel is a product manager, and Gram-Hansen is a managing architect..