Head-on crash on Kent-area highway results in death

According to the Washington State patrol, a head-on auto accident collision this morning on Benson Highway near Kent resulted in the death of a Seattle man.

Trooper Jeff Merrill reported that the Washington auto accident happened in the 23400 block of State Route 515 in South King County. At about 8:30 a.m. today, a car crossed the center line and hit a pickup traveling the opposite direction.

The driver of the car went through the windshield and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the pickup, as well as her passenger, were both taken to an area hospital with neck and back injuries, said Merrill.

A dog that was riding in the car was also critically injured and taken to a local veterinary hospital for surgery, he said.

Merrill said that toxicology tests will be performed by the King County Medical Examiner to determine whether alcohol was a factor in the South Seattle automobile accident.

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