An 83-year-old Nordland man who was involved in a head-on collision at the approach to the Hood Canal Bridge on Nov. 14 has died, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Wilbur Jurden, 83, was airlifted to Harborview in Seattle after the collision, according to Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg, and nearly two weeks later he died, the State Patrol reported on Nov. 27.
Jurden’s passenger, Judith D. Jurden, 82, also of Nordland, was taken to St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale, and later died.
Alan K. Chan of Sequim, the driver of the second vehicle, was taken to Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend.
Jurden’s 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was southbound on Paradise Bay Road, which intersects with state Highway 104, a State Patrol memo said.
A 2014 GMC pickup truck driven by Chan, 58, was westbound on state Highway 104 heading toward the intersection with Paradise Bay Road, the memo said.
Jurden attempted to turn left onto Highway 104 from Paradise Bay Road and struck Chan’s pickup truck head-on, according to the incident memo.
Jurden’s pickup came to rest in the westbound lane of Highway 104, and Chan’s pickup came to rest on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 104.
The cause was listed as failure to yield.
All three people were wearing seatbelts.