Woman with stroller struck, killed in downtown crosswalk Wednesday

The Kent Police Department is investigating a fatality collision that occurred at the intersection of E. Smith Street and State Ave N. on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 14, between a mid-sized SUV and a pedestrian.

The collision occurred around 2 p.m.

Upon Kent Police and Fire units arriving, they performed life-saving efforts on the female pedestrian. The woman was eventually transported by Medic One to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but was pronounced deceased once at the hospital.

Preliminary information suggests that the driver of the SUV was making a left turn from State Ave N. onto E. Smith Street. The driver did not see the pedestrian walking in the crosswalk and collided with her. The pedestrian was walking with her children in a stroller northbound in the crosswalk. The children were unhurt.

Investigators are stating drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.

Kent Police Traffic investigators responded to the scene and are currently investigating the circumstances that resulted in this tragedy. The investigation is still underway.