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Driver killed in three-car collision on SR 169 Monday

A motorist was killed Monday evening in a three-car collision on State Route 169, according to the Renton Police Department.

The accident occurred at about 4:40 p.m. in the 16000 block of the highway, which was closed for several hours.

A vehicle traveling west on the highway crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a second vehicle, which was struck by the third vehicle, according to police.

Information about the drivers in the accident was not immediately released by the Renton Police Department.

One of the drivers died several hours later at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Another driver was taken to Harborview with severe trauma to his leg, according to police.

A third driver was taken to Valley Medical Center for observation.

Renton Police Traffic Unit is investigating the collision. As of Tuesday morning, it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were contributing factors to the collision, according to police.

 

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