Two hurt in three-car wreck

PORT TOWNSEND — Two people were injured and one person was cited Friday morning in a three-vehicle blocking collision on state Highway 20 just west of Fort Townsend Road, according to a State Patrol incident memo.

Casey D. Penaluna, 50, of Port Townsend, was taken to Jefferson Healthcare hospital in Port Townsend. Her condition was unavailable Friday afternoon.

She was charged with second-degree negligent driving, no insurance and third-degree driving while license suspended, the State Patrol said.

Alice J. Creel, 83, of Port Townsend also was hurt; her condition was unavailable from Jefferson Healthcare hospital on Friday.

A 2004 Grand Pontiac driven by Penaluna was eastbound on Highway 20 just west of Old Fort Townsend Road about 10:20 a.m. Friday when it crossed the centerline and collided with a 2017 Honda CR-V driven by Roger B. Creel, 85, of Port Townsend, with Alice Creel as a passenger, the State Patrol memo said.

Then Penaluna’s Grand Pontiac struck a 2012 Chevrolet Impala driven by Lavonne M. Geiger, 58, of Port Townsend and came to rest in the eastbound ditch. Creel’s CR-V came to rest in the westbound ditch and Geiger’s Impala came to rest on the shoulder.

All four people were wearing seatbelts and neither drugs nor alcohol were involved, the memo said.

________

Reporter Brian Gawley can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at brian.gawley@sound publishing.com.

More in News

Gov. Jay Inslee rides across the Johnson Creek Railroad Trestle Foot Bridge on the Olympic Discovery Trail east of Sequim on Wednesday. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy honored Inslee as its 2023 Rail-Trail champion during an event at Red Cedar Hall in Blyn following Inslee's 27-mile ride from Port Angeles. (Jesse Major/Rails-to-Trails Conservancy)
Inslee presented award for trails advocacy

Bike group cites governor’s support

Port of Port Angeles directors resigns

Director of Operations to serve in interim

Boy airlifted to Seattle after being hit by truck

Unidentified youth still undergoing treatment as of Wednesday

DOT ‘didn’t anticipate’ size of Tuesday backup

Port Angeles traffic halted for hours

Community Baby Shower to aid expectant parents, caregivers on Saturday

The Clallam & Jefferson County Perinatal Mental Health Task… Continue reading

KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Jill Zarzeczny of Port Angeles, left, and her children, Althea Zarzeczny, 4, and Lupine Zarzeczny, 9, look for marine life beneath the sand during Tuesday's low tide at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles. The minus 2.99 tide qualified as one of the lowest of the year with tides of minus 2.53 at La Push, minus 2.70 at Makah Bay, minus 2.55 at Seiku, minus 2.74 at Crescent Bay, minus 3.08 at Dungeness, minus 3.42 at Port Townsend and minus 3.82 at Dabob Bay. Similar low tides are forecast for the rest of the week across the North Olympic Peninsula.
Lowest tides on Peninsula

Jill Zarzeczny of Port Angeles, left, and her children, Althea Zarzeczny, 4,… Continue reading

In a PT Artscape project, Blue Heron Middle School teacher Charlie Fornia, left, and artist Jesse Watson finish painting a “Welcome to PTHS” mural on the woodshop building at Port Townsend High School. PT Artscape hired Watson to design the mural and hosted a morning of painting with elementary, middle school and high school students from around Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
Welcome mural at Port Townsend High School

In a PT Artscape project, Blue Heron Middle School teacher Charlie Fornia,… Continue reading

Sill
Clallam restarts search for county administrator

HR director has filled spot for four years

Most Read