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Chimacum man hospitalized after wreck on state Highway 104

SHINE — A Chimacum man is in serious condition today in a Seattle intensive care unit after a wreck on state Highway 104 on Tuesday night.

The wreck happened at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday.

Ian A. Stark, 31 of Chimacum, was in serious but improving condition in the Harborview Medical Center’s intensive care unit, a hospital spokesman said today.

A State Patrol report said Stark, who was driving a turquoise 1994 Toyota Celica was driving westbound in the left lane at a high rate of speed on state Highway 104, just west of the Hood Canal Bridge.

Serena C. Prah-Shan, 41, of Quilcene, was driving a gray 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck westbound in the right westbound lane at the same location.

Stark changed lanes into the right lane and the Toyota struck the pickup, pushing it into the westbound ditch.

The Toyota came to rest under the rear end of the pickup truck, the report said.

The cause of the wreck was under investigation, and charges were pending.

There was no indication drugs or alcohol contributed to the wreck, the report said.

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Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at arice@peninsuladailynews.com.

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