A 74-year-old Tacoma man died late Monday in a single-vehicle crash near Olalla, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.
Kitsap County coroners identified the man as Stephen DeMark.
He was pronounced dead after the crash in the 5100 block of Southeast Burley-Olalla Road, between Shady Glen Avenue Southeast and Fagerud Road Southeast, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
According to the department:
DeMark’s pickup truck was traveling east on Burley-Olalla Road when it entered a left-hand curve but continued to travel straight, going onto the shoulder.
DeMark overcorrected, sending the truck across both lanes and onto the other shoulder. He overcorrected again, sending the truck back across both lanes and into the guardrail.
The truck bounced along the guardrail for 200 feet, crossed a driveway, went up an embankment and hit a tree. The truck rolled onto the driver’s side and ended up coming to rest in the eastbound lane.
DeMark was not wearing his seat belt and was found unresponsive in the cab. After he was removed from the cab with hydraulic equipment, medics pronounced him dead.
Speed is not believed to be a factor in the crash and it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
The road was closed for more than two hours as deputies investigated the wreck.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact sheriff’s Deputy Dave Green at 360-337-4634.