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News: Driver dies after crashing into tree off I-5 in Kent

| Apr 11, 2022 | Accidents in the News |

KING COUNTY, WA — A 27-year-old man died Saturday morning after a single-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 in northwest Kent, reports KIRO 7 Seattle.

The fatal accident occurred on the northbound lanes just north of State Route 516 at about 9:50 a.m.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the man was driving northbound when he tried to make a lane change. Moments after, another driver in the adjacent lane honked their horn to warn him not to enter. The man veered back into his lane and lost control of the vehicle, which flipped over. As the vehicle rolled, it collided with a tree off the right side of the roadway, causing the driver to eject.

Authorities said both the victim and his vehicle came to rest on the right shoulder, about 15 feel away from the interstate.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died from his injuries at the scene.

No one else was hurt in the event.

An investigation by the WSP was underway, and motorists were advised of delays in the area.


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