Bremerton man critical after Discovery bay wreck

DISCOVERY BAY – A Bremerton man was listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday after his van hit a road sign off U.S. Highway 101.

Robert Jones, 39, suffered severe facial and respiratory trauma, according to the State Patrol.

The one-vehicle accident stopped traffic in both directions for about 25 minutes after the crash at about 5:15 a.m. Sunday.

Jones was driving eastbound on Highway 101 near Discovery Bay when his 2003 Ford Windstar veered to the right and struck the road sign.

After crashing into the sign, the van struck and traveled over an embankment, then rolled.

It came to rest on the driver’s side.

Jones was airlifted to Haborview.

The State Police estimated that the vehicle was a total loss.

It was unknown what caused the vehicle to veer off the road.

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