Kent woman, 30, dies in two-car collision on East Hill

Early Saturday morning, Dec. 30 in 12400 block of SE 256th Street

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A 30-year-old Kent woman was ejected and killed during a collision with another vehicle early Saturday morning, Dec. 30 on the East Hill in Kent.

Officers were dispatched at about 1:51 a.m. to the 12400 block of SE 256th Street after 911 received an iPhone crash notification alert and witnesses called 911 to report occupants of two vehicles had serious injuries, according to a Dec. 30 Kent Police news release.

Paramedics transported two Kent men, the drivers of the vehicles, to an area hospital, according to police.

Officers found the Kent woman deceased after she reportedly was ejected from a Toyota RAV4 during a collision with a Dodge Challenger, according to police. The RAV4 driver, a 31-year-old Kent man, was sitting in the grass near the woman.

A 25-year-old Kent man drove the Dodge Challenger.

Both drivers showed signs of having had consumed alcohol, according to police. Officers obtained search warrants that allowed them to obtain blood samples from the drivers to determine their blood alcohol levels. The results of those tests are pending.

Police are trying to determine what led up to the crash and are seeking help from the public.

If you have any information about this incident, call the Kent PD Tip Line at 253-856-5808 or email KPDTipLine@kentwa.gov. Reference case number 23-17812. You can also call 911.

Second fatal in 2 days

An 18-year-old SeaTac man was killed as a passenger in a single-vehicle crash Dec. 29 in Kent in the 26400 block of Lake Fenwick Road.

Officers arrested a 19-year-old Covington man for investigation of vehicular homicide after he was reportedly intoxicated and speeding, according to police.

The vehicle left the road and collided with a tree and power pole at about 4:22 a.m.

iPhone crash detection

Just as in the Dec. 30 collision, an iPhone crash detection alert to 911 led to the police response along with 911 calls from witnesses.

According to support.Apple.com, when iPhone 14 or later devices detects a severe car crash, it will display an alert and will automatically initiate an emergency phone call after 20 seconds unless you cancel. If you are unresponsive, your iPhone will play an audio message for emergency services, which informs them that you’ve been in a severe crash and gives them your latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates with an approximate search radius.


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