Washington State Patrol (WSP) officials say that a wrong-way driver who was headed eastbound in the westbound lanes of State Route 516 in Kent was killed when her vehicle collided head-on with several other vehicles.
According to KING5.com, police arrived at the scene just before 3 a.m. after receiving calls about a serious multi-car accident. One vehicle was heavily damaged and the 25-year-old female driver inside of that vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Three other vehicles were involved in the collision, but troopers told the media that no other people were injured as a result of the crash.
Witnesses Said Driver Was Going The Wrong Way
After interviewing witnesses and occupants of the other vehicle involved in the morning accident, troopers determined that the deceased driver caused the collision by traveling the wrong direction on SR 516, and that her vehicle was responsible for causing the chain-reaction collision.
Troopers were still working to investigate the scene and determine if any other factors may have played a role in the crash, such as whether the wrong-way driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time.
A driver of one of the vehicles involved in the collision was arrested on suspicion of DUI at the scene. WSP Trooper Rick Johnson made a point to clarify that this was unrelated to causing the fatal collision, and that the driver was not facing any felony charges for a role in the crash.
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