Kitsap County settles lawsuit for $2.2M in jogger death

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County has settled a lawsuit for $2.2 million over the death of a jogger who was struck and killed in the crosswalk of a Silverdale intersection in 2017. The family of Central Kitsap School District teacher Amy Higgins and a friend who witnessed the crash sued the county in 2019. The suit claimed the crosswalk was inadequately designed to keep pedestrians safe, especially in low light. As part of the agreement, the county didn’t admit fault, but has since installed stop signs at the three-way intersection and plans to install a roundabout in 2023.