A 57-year-old Lakewood man was killed Friday night after he ran a stop sign and was struck by another car, whose driver was drunk, authorities said.
The driver who was killed was Kenton Selander, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Saturday.
The drunken driver, a 46-year-old man, was booked into the Pierce County Jail on investigation of first-degree vehicular homicide and first-degree vehicular assault, according to Tacoma police.
The News Tribune isn’t naming the second driver because he has not yet been charged.
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Selander was eastbound on South 32nd Street. The second driver was southbound on Pacific Avenue, said Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool. The accident took place around 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Under state law, the driver of the second car was responsible for the accident because he was intoxicated, Cool said.
Selander died at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, the Medical Examiner’s Office said.
The second driver was not injured, Cool said. There were passengers in both cars but they were not injured, she said.