The Washington State Patrol believes drugs or alcohol were involved in a two-car collision that killed a Gig Harbor woman Sunday night.
Candice Baima, 51, was driving westbound on state Route 302 at 144th Street Northwest when a pickup truck, driven by a 63-year-old man from Vaughn, crossed the center line and struck her car head-on.
Baima died at the scene, according to officials.
Baima's 14-year-old daughter was in the passenger seat. She was taken to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital for minor injuries.
The driver of the truck, who was not wearing his seat belt, was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, officials said. According to WSP Trooper Guy Gill’s Twitter page, the male driver was evaluated for drugs and/or alcohol.
Authorities don’t know if Baima and her daughter were wearing their seat belts.
The State Patrol is now investigating the incident as a vehicular homicide.
According to Baima's LinkedIn profile, the mom of three was a bus driver for the .
"We are very saddened by this (news)," said Peninsula School District Superintendent Terry Bouck. "It's tough for the Peninsula School District."