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Auburn man fatally crushed working on truck identified

An Auburn man who died Saturday when the truck he was working under crushed him has been identified as 73-year-old Milton Brower, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday.

Auburn police said Brower was working to remove the transmission of an older Nissan truck he had recently purchased, when the jacks he was using failed and the vehicle fell and killed him near Southeast 304th Way and 108th Avenue Southeast.

Crews were called about 7 p.m. when his daughter found him, but it wasn’t immediately clear when the accident happened, police said.


Police say Auburn man, 72, died when jacks failed while he was working under truck

A 72-year-old Auburn man died Saturday night when the truck he was working under crushed him, according to police.

Crews were called just before 7 p.m. to the scene near Southeast 304th Way and 108th Avenue Southeast, where the man was pronounced dead, Auburn police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said.

The man had an older Nissan truck he had recently purchased jacked up on four stands, and was working to remove the vehicle’s transmission when the jacks failed and the truck crushed him, Hirman said.

It’s not clear how long the man was there before his daughter found him, Hirman said.

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Seattle police looking for witnesses to bicycle-car crash that killed Gig Harbor man

Police are looking for witnesses to a bicycle-car crash May 30 in Seattle that killed a Gig Harbor man.

He has been identified as Darren Fouquette, 46, by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. in the 9400 block of Airport Way South. Both the Gig Harbor bicyclist and a Nissan Sedan were heading south on Airport Way, when the vehicle hit the bicycle from behind and the Gig Harbor man was ejected from his bike, Det. Mike Korner said Wednesday.

Fouquette was taken to Harborview, and ultimately died from the injuries he suffered in the crash.

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Man who died when car hit tree in Kent identified

The King County Medical Examiner has identified a man who died when his car hit a tree in Kent Friday as Shayne Mathews, 20.

The crash happened about 4 a.m. in the 9200 block of South 208th Street.

A male passenger was treated for unspecified injures.

Police said they found nothing to suggest drugs or alcohol were involved, and no evidence that speed or recklessness were factors.


Medical Examiner identifies one of five people shot and killed Sunday night in Federal Way

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified one of five people who were shot and killed in Federal Way Sunday night as Caesar Valdovinos, 23.

The office said he died from a gunshot wound to his trunk, and that his death was ruled a homicide.

The other four gunshot victims have not yet been identified.

Federal Way officers fired upon a 27-year-old man as he reached for a gun, according to Federal Way police, who said Monday that man had shot the other four.



Kayaker who died after falling into Green River Sunday identified

A woman who fell out of her kayak on the Green River Sunday and later died has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Elizabeth Gould, 45, fell out of her kayak about 1:30 p.m. near Black Diamond, and was taken to an Auburn hospital. She died Monday.

The cause of her death was ruled freshwater drowning.

Deputies said she had some experience kayaking rivers, and was wearing a helmet and life jacket.


3 fatally shot outside Auburn bar Sunday identified

The three men shot and killed outside The Sports Page tavern in Auburn early Sunday morning were identified today by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Antuan Greer, 21, and Lorenzo Duncan, 23, both died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the office.

Nicholas Lindsay, 26, died of a gunshot wound to the torso.

All three deaths were ruled homicides.

Police are sorting through stories from the dozens of people who filtered out of the bar about 2  a.m. Sunday and were in the parking lot when a fight broke out and shots were fired. Auburn police Cmdr. Mike

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