Bridgeport auto crash kills 17-year-old passenger


BRIDGEPORT — A 17-year-old girl is dead and a Bridgeport man remains jailed after a weekend vehicle crash.

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies say 35 year-old Christopher Joe Williams crashed a 2011 Honda Accord just after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of 17th Street, killing the teenage occupant. Police affidavits filed in Douglas County Superior Court identified her as Tessa L. Johnson of Bridgeport.

Deputies say Johnson was pronounced dead at Three Rivers Hospital in nearby Brewster. Williams remains held in the Okanogan County Jail, facing likely charges of vehicular homicide and DUI.