The Kent Police Department is investigating a head-on fatality collision that occurred around 10:05 p.m. Sunday night, June 30, in the 9700 block of Canyon Road (map below).

Police say that witnesses reported that a red car and a silver car were involved in a head-on collision. The witnesses assisted two people out of the red vehicle and stated that the silver vehicle was on fire. Puget Sound Fire personnel arrived and assisted with providing aid and fire suppression. Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered a person deceased in the silver vehicle. Witnesses stated two people were seen running from this vehicle.

Preliminary information suggests the silver vehicle was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of traffic when the collision occurred. An area check for the two subjects who fled was unsuccessful. The occupants of the red vehicle were transported to area hospitals. The status of their condition is unknown.

Kent Police Traffic investigators responded to the scene and are currently investigating the circumstances that resulted in this tragedy.