One dead after serious accident in Kent Thursday

Kent Police is reporting that one person is dead after a serious accident in the area of Washington Ave N. and W. Meeker Street (map below) Thursday morning, March 22.

Police say that at around 11:23 a.m., they received a 911 call of a serious accident at that intersection, with one fatality.

As Kent Police and Fire units arrived, they performed life-saving efforts to an involved driver, an 83-year old Kent man. Although efforts were made, the man died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

The other driver, a 70-year old Federal Way female, was stabilized and transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

There were no other reported injuries or occupants in either vehicle. The identity of the deceased driver has not yet been released.

Preliminary information suggests that one of the vehicles was traveling eastbound on W. Meeker St. and collided with the other vehicle that had been westbound on Meeker St., making a left turn to go south on Washington Ave N.

“There are indications that speed may have been a contributing factor to this collision,” police said.

Kent Police Traffic investigators responded to the scene and are currently investigating the circumstances that resulted in this tragedy. The investigation is still underway, and the roadway was closed until shortly after 3 p.m.

3 COMMENTS

  1. that man killed was as sharp as a razor retired gm mechanic had more get up and go than 20yr olds his driving record is perfect im a mechanic that lady said she hit the brakes and the gas went on thats a complete lie the car she hit was hit so hard she had to have been on the gas way late on a red lite at incredible speed to shove the honda as far as she did then flying over top and landing upside down. she murdered him why isnt she in jail for vehicular homiside.

  2. and furthermore that durango she was driving has 4 weel disc brakes if she was on the brakes at all i dont care if gas pedal stuck on like she said the brakes would over take the engine and at best stop the durango i beleive her storys totally unbeleivable she should be behind bars.

  3. i have been servicing that honda she hit for ten years now every month it was in top mechanical condition and so was the driver 2532172007

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