Vehicular homicide charge in state park ranger's death

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - A Silverdale man has been charged with vehicular homicide in the February crash that killed state park ranger Edward Johanson near Seabeck.

Charles K. Sherman, 35, is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Kitsap County District Court.

The Kitsap Sun reports prosecutors have been waiting for the result of toxicology tests taken on the night of the crash that found marijuana and methamphetamine in Sherman's bloodstream.

The 44-year-old Johanson was a ranger for 20 years, serving at Kitsap Memorial State Park and Kanaskat Palmer State Park in the Green River Gorge.

He was driving to his home near Seabeck on Feb. 24 when a Ford Thunderbird crossed the center line and collided with his vehicle, killing him.