Fatality Reported after Multi-Car Crash on Central Avenue North [Kent, WA]

Fatality Reported after Multi-Car Crash on Central Avenue North [Kent, WA]

Fatality Reported after Multi-Car Crash on Central Avenue North [Kent, WA]

23-Year-Old Man Arrested after Deadly Multi-Vehicle Collision near East Smith Street

KENT, WA (June 11, 2024) – Wednesday evening, one man was pronounced dead after a multi-car crash on Central Avenue North.

Authorities responded to the scene around 9:45 p.m., near East Smith Street on May 29th.

Investigators say the collision involved a red Toyota Prius, a gray Toyota Prius, and a Tesla. Per reports, the 23-year-old male driver of the Tesla drove through a red light at the intersection.

As a result, the Tesla collided with a gray Prius that was pulling out of a private parking lot. The impact pushed the Tesla into the path of a red Prius, resulting in another collision. The driver was trapped inside with extreme injuries.

Medics arrived and transported three injured victims to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Meanwhile, paramedics treated two others at the scene.

Due to the extent of his condition, crews later pronounced the 24-year-old male driver of the Prius , from Kent, dead at the scene.

Following preliminary duties, authorities arrested the 23-year-old male Tesla driver, from Spanaway. An active investigation to determine further details is still currently underway.


Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of the deceased man.


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