Teen dies from injuries in crash with patrol car in Kent

Staff writerOctober 22, 2013 

A 17-year-old boy hurt Saturday in a collision involving a King County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car in Kent has died, the department confirmed Monday.

The teenager has not been identified.

The accident occurred about 12:30 a.m. at South 296th and 68th streets. The deputy’s patrol car was heading south on South 68th and the teen’s car, an Acura, was traveling east on 196th, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West said.

“Both vehicles entered the intersection around the same time,” she said. “The patrol car struck the driver’s side of the Acura.”

It remains unclear who was at fault. West said the deputy had a green light.

The teen was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries and later died. The deputy suffered a broken wrist. The teen’s two passengers suffered minor injuries.


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