The driver of a Nissan Infiniti and a passenger of a Nissan Maxima were pronounced dead at the scene after a head-on collision near Port Orchard. Five other people went to area hospitals.
Kitsap County authorities have released new details on their investigation into Sunday’s vehicle crash that killed two and sent five other people, including a 9-month-old, to the hospital.
Medical investigators have identified Nicholas Mauldin, 32, from Port Orchard, as the driver of a Nissan Infiniti in the 9500 block of Sidney Road near Port Orchard that crossed the center lane and collided head-on with a Nissan Maxima, according to the Kitsap County sheriff’s department.
Investigators found Maudlin was not wearing a seat belt, according to a news release from the department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Medical investigators also have identified Jurelle Thorpe, 21, from Moses Lake, Grant County, as dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s department. Thorpe was the front passenger of the Nissan Maxima.
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The passengers of the Infiniti, a 29-year-old man and 34-year-old woman, and another passenger of the Maxima, a 18-year-old woman, were taken to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries, the release reads.
The 9-month old girl and her 23-year-old mother, both in the Maxima, went to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton.
Authorities said it’s unclear what caused the crash, according to the release.