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News UPDATE: 5 killed in fiery Puyallup crash includes 4 children

by | Jan 23, 2024 | Accidents in the News |

KING COUNTY, WA — Four children were among those who died Sunday, January 14, following a fiery crash off State Route 512 in south Puyallup, according to FOX 13 Seattle.

The fatal accident happened on the eastbound highway at the 31st Avenue Southwest overpass at about 4:20 a.m.

Investigators have found that 29-year-old Kiarra Monaghan, a Sumner resident, was driving a silver 2017 Ford Flex SUV eastbound when the vehicle veered off the roadway, slammed into a pillar, and burst into flames.

Authorities said of the four children who were traveling with Monaghan at the time, one child was ejected during the crash. All four victims, including three 11-year-olds and one 3-year-old, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Monaghan also died as a result of their injuries.

An investigation remains underway as the Washington State Patrol is working to determine whether Monaghan was impaired at the time of the accident. An official cause of death for the victims has still not been released from the medical examiner’s office.

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