PORT ORCHARD, Wash.Feb 29 2012 – The driver who was involved in a fatal head-on collision with a Washington park ranger late Friday night was not charged Monday in Kitsap County court.
Ranger Ed Johanson, 44, died after a Ford Thunderbird crossed the center line on Northwest Holly Rd.
The 35-year-old driver of the Thunderbird was booked for DUI. Authorities said they believe he may have been impaired by narcotics. A female passenger in suspect’s car was not hurt.
Formal charging of the driver will be delayed pending blood alcohol test results.
The driver’s identity has not yet been made public.
On Monday, the state parks commission announced that a public service for Johanson is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, at the Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th Ave. N.E., Poulsbo.
A memorial account, the Ed Johanson Memorial Fund, has been established at Key Bank, for donations to help cover memorial and funeral costs and for his family. Donations are suggested in lieu of flowers.