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Belfair man dies in SRI 06 crash

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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A 91-year-old Belfair man was killed Dec. 18 when his car was struck by another vehicle as he made an unsafe U-turn, on state Route 106 three miles west of Belfair, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Richard O. Rasmussen was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report by the Washington State Patrol. His passenger, an 84-year-old Belfair woman, was taken to Harrison Hospital Bremerton.

The driver of the other of the other vehicle, a 33-year-old Bremerton woman, was also taken to Harrison Hospital Bremerton. Both vehicles were totaled.

Rasmussen's 2010 Honda CRV was stopped on the westbound shoulder in a curve on state Route 106 about 11:17 a.m. Dec. 18.

He attempted an unsafe U-turn, and was struck by a 2001 Ford Escape being driven westbound by the Bremerton woman.

No charges were issued in the accident.

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Original Publication Date: December 24, 2015

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