A park ranger was killed tonight by a man officials believe was driving drunk.
The 44-year-old ranger, who was not identified, was apparently driving home from work at about 8 p.m. on NW Holly Road near Seabeck, in central Kitsap County, when a car crossed over the divider and struck his vehicle head-on, said Ken Dickinson, a spokesman for the county sheriff’s office.
Authorities believe the other driver, a 35-year-old man who was also not identified, was impaired by either drugs or alcohol, Dickinson said. They planned to charge him with vehicular homicide and set bail for half a million dollars.
The other driver and a passenger in that car suffered minor injuries, Dickinson said.
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The ranger died at the scene.