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UPDATED: One seriously injured in head-on crash this morning near Kent

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Sep. 8, 2010 at 9:00 am with No Comments »
September 8, 2010 2:52 pm

One man was critically injured this morning after the car he was riding in collided head-on with a Kent School District delivery truck on Kent’s East Hill.

The 27-year-old Renton man was a passenger in the Volvo sedan. He had to be extricated, Kent police reported. Paramedics took the man to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car was not seriously injured. The driver of the delivery truck was not injured, police reported.

Kent police arrested the Volvo’s 29-year-old driver on suspicion of vehicular assault. They suspect he might have been under the influence of legal and illegal drugs at the time.

Kent police and firefighters were called to the 23500 block of 132nd Avenue Southeast  just after 8 a.m. today for the crash. Investigators suspect the Volvo sedan was going south on 132nd Avenue when it crossed the centerl ine and struck the front of the delivery truck, which was taking meals to a local school, police reported.

First responders found the Volvo’s driver, a 29-year-old man, out of the car.

The wreck and its investigation blocked both directions of the roadway. Investigators were trying to figure out why the Volvo crossed into oncoming traffic and were interviewing witnesses.

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