Brinnon realty owner dies in one-car crash; wife in serious condition in Seattle hospital

By Paige Dickerson
Peninsula Daily News

HAMMA HAMMA — A Brinnon man was killed and his wife was injured in a one-car crash near Hamma Hamma at about 5:46 a.m. Sunday.

Stanley Johnston, 66, of Brinnon, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was killed in the crash, State Patrol said.

His wife, Candis Johnston, 64, suffered leg, torso and head injuries and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she was in serious condition Sunday night, a nursing supervisor said.

Stanley Johnston had owned Johnston Realty for more than 30 years.

He also owned and operated Jefferson County Escrow, Olympic Drilling, Brinnon General Contracting and Brinnon Mini Storage, according to his realty website.

State Patrol gave this account of the crash:

Candis Johnston was driving north on U.S. Highway 101 near Milepost 320 when she left the road to the right.

The road curves to the left slightly in the area where the crash occurred.

The 2003 Toyota Highlander left the roadway just before the Hamma Hamma bridge and struck a tree.

Johnston was pronounced dead at the scene, and his wife was flown to Harborview for her injuries.

Both of the Johnstons were wearing their seat belts.

The cause of the crash was still under investigation Sunday.

No charges or citations had been filed.

The Highlander was destroyed.

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Reporter Paige Dickerson can be reached at 360-417-3535 or at paige.dickerson@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: February 21. 2011 3:57PM
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