14-year-old dies in Seabeck crash

The 1995 Ford Mustang came to rest in the creek alongside Seabeck Highway and Larsen Lane. - Contributed Photo
The 1995 Ford Mustang came to rest in the creek alongside Seabeck Highway and Larsen Lane.
— image credit: Contributed Photo

A 14-year-old Seabeck boy was pronounced dead late last night after the car he was in crashed on Seabeck Highway at Larsen Lane. The car, a 1995 Ford Mustang, left the road and rolled down an embankment before landing upside-down in a creek.

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue originally reported Daunte Peterson, 14, had been airlifted to Harborview. However, doctors at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton pronounced Peterson dead just after midnight, before the airlift could take place.

Calls first began coming in around 10:35 p.m. reporting the sound of a loud crash in the area. State Patrol, Fire and Rescue and the Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.

An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were reportedly in the car with Peterson at the time of the crash. Both were able to remove themselves from the vehicle following the accident. Peterson was extricated by Fire and Rescue crews.

All three occupants were sent to Harrison. The 18-year-old and 21-year-old were treated for less serious injuries, according to sheriff's officials and Fire and Rescue.

Sheriff's spokesman Scott Wilson said he could not yet confirm who was driving, but the vehicle was registered to the mother of the 18-year-old occupant.

More information will be added as it becomes available.


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