Woman killed in Kent while walking on I-5

Story Highlights:
One killed in Kent pedestrian accident
Collision caused by woman walking into traffic
Right four lanes of I-5 blocked for 3 hours

Date: February 26, 2011, 02/26/2011
Location: Kent, King County, Washington
Type: Pedestrian accident, Car accident
Outcome: One dead

Early Saturday morning a 23-year-old woman was struck and killed while walking in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Kent.

An eyewitness told authorities that they saw the young woman get out of a car that had pulled to the side of the interstate around 1:30 a.m.

The woman left the car and began to cross the lanes of traffic. Many witnesses called 911 to report a person walking in the road. Shortly after those reports, she was hit and killed by a Chevrolet Suburban.

The man driving the Suburban was not injured and police did not have any immediate reason to criminally charge anyone involved.

After investigation, witnesses confirmed that the woman did not try to avoid oncoming vehicles, and do not know the reason why she entered traffic.

The collision blocked the right four lanes of southbound I-5 for nearly three hours.

2009 Kent Fatal Accident Statistics
Fatal accident count: 1
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
Fatalities: 1
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of the young woman who was killed in this accident and hope they can find a knowledgable wrongful death lawyer that will help settle their case and get them the compensation they deserve for suffering such a tragic loss.

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