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7-year-old Kent boy dies in sledding accident

Post by Kris Sherman / The News Tribune on Feb. 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm with 2 Comments »
February 19, 2011 8:43 pm

A 7-year-old Kent boy died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle at about 4 p.m. today, less than two hours after his sled left a snow play area and slid into oncoming traffic on eastbound State Route 906 at Snoqualmie Pass.

The boy was identified as Jacob D. Ponce-Espinoza, the Washington State Patrol said.

The accident occurred at about 2:20 p.m. when the boy slid down a driveway at Hyak  Sno-Park and onto the roadway, the Patrol said in a news release. He flew off the sled and into the path of a Toyota Camry.

The driver of the car , a 54- year-old Bellevue man, was not injured, the State Patrol said.

Troopers said they did not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.

SR 906 is a spur that connects Interstate 90 with ski areas and businesses at Snoqualmie Summit.

The accident remains under investigation.

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  2. God bless you, little one

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