Alcohol is suspected in a one-car crash that killed three young men and injured two others around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on state Route 3 near Allyn.
According to the Washington State Patrol, a 1990 Chevrolet Corsica driven by a 20-year-old man from Port Orchard was southbound on state Route 3 when it failed to negotiate a left turn. The car veered off the roadway to the left and struck a large tree with its right side. The car continued to roll, coming to rest on its wheels.
The driver of the Corsica was flown to Harbor-view Medical Center in Seattle. An 18-year-old passenger from Olympia was transported to Mason General Hospital.
Killed in the crash were 22-year-old Bryan J. Blackburn of Bremerton, 20-year-old Daniel S. Tedder of Belfair, and 20-year-old Tyler S. Jankunas, whose city of residence was not given. All three died at the scene.
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It is unknown if any of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing seat belts.
The State Patrol suspects the driver had been drinking. He could face vehicular homicide charges.