Kent Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal collision that occurred on Monday, Aug. 26, 2023 at around 6:46 p.m. in the 9000 block of Canyon Drive (map below):

Police said that on Monday at about 6:46 p.m., Kent Police Officers and Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, (PSRFA) Firefighters were dispatched to the 9000 block of Canyon Drive (map below) in response to multiple 911 calls reporting a serious injury accident.

Witnesses reporting seeing a “gold sedan” strike a “blue minivan” then leave the roadway into a wooded area. The minivan remained in the roadway blocking traffic.

Kent Patrol Officers and PSRFA Firefighters arrived within minutes and located an occupant of the sedan with life-threatening injuries; they immediately started medical aid.

Sadly, the man, a 22-year-old Kent resident, did not survive.

A second occupant of the sedan, and the lone occupant of the minivan were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The Kent Police Traffic Unit responded to take over the investigation. Initial information gathered at the scene suggests that the sedan’s speed was a contributing factor in the accident.

If you are a witness to this accident, or have any information to share, please leave tips here:

  • [email protected]
  • KPD Tip Line: 253-856-5808
  • OR call our non-emergency dispatch line: 253-852-2121
  • Refer to Kent Police Case number 23-11449

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