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Mitzi Johanknecht


Fatal accident near Kent

Summary

(Near Kent) One man is dead and another man injured after two cars collided on S277th St just west of West Valley Hwy. A witness told police that a van heading eastbound crossed the center lane and struck another car headed westbound.

Story

One man is dead and another man injured after an automobile collision around 6:00 this morning on S277th St near W. Valley Hwy.  Witnesses told police that a van was headed eastbound and crossed the center lane striking a westbound car. 

The man driving the van was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other driver was taken to Auburn Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.   No other occupants were in the vehicles.

At least one witness told police that prior to the accident the van had been driven erratically.  The names ages and hometowns of the victims are not known at this time.