Port Ludlow woman faces charges after incident on SR 104

Posted 12/28/16

Amelia R. Watkins, 83, of Port Ludlow faces possible charges after she failed to yield while driving on State Route 19 on Wednesday, Dec. 28 and collided with a vehicle being driven by Donald J. Hein …

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Port Ludlow woman faces charges after incident on SR 104

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Amelia R. Watkins, 83, of Port Ludlow faces possible charges after she failed to yield while driving on State Route 19 on Wednesday, Dec. 28 and collided with a vehicle being driven by Donald J. Hein of Sequim, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Hein, 76, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the accident at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28; Watkins was not injured, according to the WSP.

Watkins was driving a 2014 Kai Cadenza heading to State Route 104 and Hein was driving eastbound on SR 104 when Watkins pulled out into the lane of travel on 104 instead of using the merge lane, and struck Hein, who was driving a 2014 Subaru Forester. Both vehicles were damaged and towed from the scene.

Marta Baird, 66, of Port Ludlow, a passenger in Watkins' car, also was not injured, according to the WSP.

Watkins and Baird were wearing seatbelts, the WSP reported. It was not known whether Hein was wearing a seatbelt.

The eastbound lanes of SR 104 at the intersection of SR 19 were blocked for approximately three hours, according to the WSP.

Alcohol was not considered a factor in the accident. The WSP trooper investigating the incident is recommending Watkins be charged with negligent driving for failing to yield, according to an incident report.

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