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Girl, man hurt in State Route 3 wreck
A 14-year-old girl and a 24-year-old man, traveling in separate vehicles, were injured Tuesday during a State Route 3 collision near the Chico Way exit.
The wreck occurred amidst heavy rains as Daniel R. Wakefield, 24, slowed his 2006 Ford F-350 pickup truck in the southbound lane of the highway and was rear-ended by a 1992 Jeep Cherokee being driven by Jennifer K. Hulse, 36.
Wakefield was hurt in the wreck and transported by medics to Navy Hospital. Also hurt was Rylan Hulse, 14, who was a passenger in the Cherokee and was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the Washington State Patrol. She was transported to Harrison Hospital for treatment.
According to a state patrol collision memo, the cause of the wreck was speeds too fast for conditions on the part of Hulse who will be charged with following too close. The state patrol said that drugs or alcohol did not play a role.
The Ford pickup being driven by Wakefield had reportable damage, but was driven from the scene. The Cherokee also had damage, but was impounded to Bremerton Towing.