Bremerton pair victims of fatal crash near Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Two Bremerton residents have been identified as the victims of a fatal Sep. 1 car accident at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll plaza.

Washington State Patrol reported 33-year-old Jeremy Kirkmeyer and 30-year-old Torrey Kirkmeyer were traveling eastbound on SR-16. Their car, a 2017 Chevy Sonic, was hit and shot forward into a safety barrier near the toll booths at around 2:00 p.m.

Officials say the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident failed to slow down upon entering the plaza and hit the car while changing lanes. It was alleged the vehicle had cruise control on and only slowed down following impact with the victim’s car.

The 61-year-old driver and 63-year-old passenger were transported to a hospital for injuries. Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out thus far as factors in the crash.

WSP reported no toll booth workers were injured in the incident.